Eye of the Tiger

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

We started 2022 with hopeful and patriotic hearts as many turned their eyes and television sets towards the Beijing Winter Olympics to watch their favorite snow sport. These particular Games seemed aptly timed to coincide with the Chinese Zodiac, which entered the Year of the Tiger. Just like the catchy song goes, the tiger symbolizes bravery, competitiveness and confidence; something every athlete aims to be. While the games played out, there was the usual bit of drama; emotional breakdowns on the ski slopes and drug doping issues on the ice rink. However, the real drama was unfolding on the periphery–the boarder of Ukraine. While competitors strapped on skis and skates and curlers grabbed their brooms, Russia was putting someone else on ice.

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