But four years ago, it wasnt so easy.
[NBC Olympic coverage (1996)]
NBCs overbearing coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games featured a slew of weepy-ass poignant vignettes. The highlighted athletes invariably overcame near-lethal combinations of personal tragedies to make it to Atlanta.
Michigans Tom Dolan Golds (Golds?) with 3% Body Fat and Asthma
– www.olympic.nbc.com headline
In a number of these spots, the calamity in question occurred at the 1992 Olympic Games, a clear testament to the circular nature of this spectacle.
Appropriate whenever one of your friends is on some type of winning streak and needs to be knocked down a few pegs.