Well, the HD coverage of the Olympics may have been bad, but there was one very, very good thing about it: when I finally got to see the closing ceremonies, there were plenty of high definition, sharp, clear close-ups of Michalis Hadjiyiannis… [Watch a tiny video]
Woof. I think I suddenly have developed a Greek fixation.
Meanwhile, the (beautiful) president of Athens 2004, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, seemingly had a marvelous time! Cameras caught her dancing away during the closing, surrounded by dour looking IOC officials. She must be incredibly thrilled at how well the games proceeded, and she and all her countrymen did a wonderful job. The opening and closing ceremonies really were fun, and I just sat here and thought to myself how wonderful it would be if we, as a planet, could get together and have a little party more often.
“To you, we say, thank you. Ευχαριστούμε.”