The Tokyo Olympics are kicking off today. 🇯🇵
I remember the Olympics being unambiguously awesome. 🤟
Things are more complicated today. Some Tokyoites are not too happy about hosting the games. Olympics officials are being fired for saying dumb things. There are lingering questions about whether rotating the Olympics is wasteful or whether we should have the Olympics at all.
Still, great athletes will be in Tokyo.
My favorite story is about athletes finding a way to stay in fighting form for an extra year despite the pandemic and wildfires.
From sword fighting in a New York City alley, to wresting with your brother, to swimming in a kiddie pool, this scrappy spirit is what the Olympics are all about.