Over the course of the next two weeks while the games are going on I will be writing some special poems and stories about fictional competitors in the games. They will be quick and dirty at this point and by no means will they be polished work, but hopefully you will get some enjoyment out of them.
I also want to give a special shout out to a couple of athletes that hail from the Rochester area. Women's soccer team leader Abby Wambach has already scored a goal in the opening game yesterday so hats off to her. Ryan Lochte is from nearby Canadaigua and will be giving Michael Phelps all that he can muster in the pool to try and take a few gold medals from the boy from Baltimore.
I want to wish all of the Olympians the best of luck, regardless of the nation that they represent and hopefully these games will be the best yet!