The opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is just eight days away. In fact, some of the sports will begin Aug. 3 with preliminary competition or, in the case of soccer, group round games.
Four years ago I wrote a long column on my obsession with the Olympics from the time I was a small child. It was just before the start of the London Games and I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in them.
For some reason, I haven’t gotten that feeling this time around and I’m not completely sure why. It could be several things.