Oh man I've been waiting for a while for this. Friends of mine are competing so I'm going to be reporting on what they are doing. I should also note that the head track coach at the Olympics, Bubba Thornton, was one of my coaches in college. It was cool to see him on TV.
Exciting news tonight is that Lopez Lamong got to carry the American Flag. He, as I was, is a 1500 meter runner. I've met him before and he's a great guy. As one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, he was able to escape that country and come to America for a better life. Here's a video of Lopez talking about hardship. He does have a bit of a reputation for elbows, but we won't hold that against him.