However, I've clearly grown up because I can't help but be a wee bit cynical this time. The winter Olympians are pretty much all rich kids. Not that there's anything wrong with being rich, but I can't help but think about all the other people on this planet that, given the chance, could kick some skeleton (I'm referring to the sport, not the size of the ice skaters) butt!
Ok, I'm sure there are some stories of families selling their homes and living out of their RV so that their child star could practice their sport. However, for the most part... who really has the opportunity to try these sports to find out if they have mad skills? So, I will watch these snow birds and root for them, but I prefer the summer sports 'cause everyone gets the chance to run, but how many kids get the chance to ski/mogul/ice skate/biathlon (Jake would have been so good at that!)? Point made.