Doug: Living near Chicago, I can fully appreciate what London, the U.K., and Londoners in general have gone through in preparation for the Games. As Chicago made its bid for the 2016 games that were eventually awarded to Rio de Janeiro, I saw the costs involved to the city, as well as the scope of the potential venues. So to know that the soccer is being played in Glasgow doesn't surprise me, as the Chicago Games would have stretched well into Wisconsin, our northern neighbor.
Doug: A couple of impressions: Although the American men's gymnastics team flopped yesterday, I continue to be impressed at the strength and athleticism of men's gymnasts in general. Are there finer conditioned athletes? If so, they may be in the whitewater kayaking -- now that takes some strength as well. On the other hand, I'd debate anyone as to whether or not the archers and shooters are "athletes". A finely-honed skill do they possess? Without doubt. But I don't think they are athletes per se.
Doug: So what sayest thou?