The Opening Ceremony is slated for August 5, 2016. Are you ready to party? It is the XXXI Olympiad, hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and it promises to be a dandy, full of plumage, feathers and flair! The great thing about the Summer Olympic Games taking place in the southern hemisphere? They generally take place later in the summer, because that is the local winter. What does this mean for most people reading this? The Rio Olympics will basically spill right into the beginning of football season! Here are 11 more reasons to get excited about the Rio Olympics.
11. Bob Costas’s Olympic Coverage
Bob Costas takes a lot of crap from his critics, and especially on the hot button issues of the past several years, but there are few people who can do what Bob does. And Bob does what he does so well. He has an ageless quality, and a can-do attitude (lest we forget Bob with pink eye at the most recent Winter Olympic Games). Bob is excellent at offering commentary, he’s great at moving the show along, he’s wonderful with the athletes when he has the opportunity to interview (seriously, watch how he puts people at ease). Whether you love him, or hate him personally/politically, the guy is a legend in the broadcasting industry. In the contemporary era of television, it’s not an Olympics without Bob Costas offering a “Welcome to the XYZ Olympiad” with the John Williams trumpet fanfare blasting in the background.