Don't worry, be happy

What's it going to take to get a smile out of some of these Olympians? This is supposed to be fun!

Updated: August 17, 2004, 11:21 AM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

I think we'd all find it easier to enjoy the Olympics if we were given some sign that the competitors are having a little bit of fun. A wink of the eye, even, or a subtle semaphore. We'll take a smile; hell, at this point we'll take a smirk.

Obviously, the Olympics have always been serious business for the athletes, but when did it all get so damned solemn? The opening ceremony has become like four hours of church. (I think I just blasphemed, by the way, since most reports call them the ...

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