It's Olympic Day!
A day to celebrate athleticism and wonder and joy and the games.
(Occasionally sponsored by McDonald's.)
Happy birthday to the original IOC, from which all this amazingness was born. Let's celebrate in style, with a little John Williams pumping:
Feel the fanfariness
True, the Olympics may just be another international sporting event. But it can be and often is so much more than that. At the risk of sounding like an NBC human interest cutaway, the Olympics features the most amazing athletes in the world doing what they do best. It's a love story between an individual and their nation and songs of bodies in the poetry of motion. It can foster peaceful competition between nations in times of international tension. It's about pride and perseverance, and honestly, the the games are the closest we humans will ever get to real super powers.
And yes, cheesy as it sounds, it can be about the triumph of the human spirit.
Tell 'em, Usain.