Denise Goldberg's blog

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Organized chaos

Have you been watching the Olympics at all?

My eyes were glued to the action, fascinated by the activity on the ice as I watched the final of the men's short track speed skating 5000 meter relay last night. I found the opening paragraph of this article in The Epoch Times to be a good description:

"Compound the craziness of short track speed skating with relay-style rotation of skaters right in the middle of the track, and you get the short track relay."
There were 5 teams of 4 on the ice, with the active racers on the outside of the track and the soon to be next racers positioning themselves in front of their racing teammate to get a big push, becoming the next active racer on the team. A push, not a simple tap, a hard push.

Fast, constant movement, passing, crash avoidance, organized chaos...