Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Summertime... and the competition is confusing"

Let's see if I can make sense of this. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has won the right to host the Summer Olympics in 2016, besting Chicago and other cities. That's fine and perhaps long overdue.

The Olympiad is scheduled in August 2016. As I understand it, when it is summer in Northern Hemisphere, it is supposed to be our equivalent of Winter south of the Equator. I can't imagine the equivalent - Boston or New York, for example, hosting the Summer Games in January.

But, hey, maybe I ponder the unponderables far too much.

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