Sunday, March 26, 2006

Commonwealth Games - Melbourne

The Commonwealth Games are currently showing on the CBC. It's late here, so early there; I don't know how 'live' this broadcast is.

The female divers are currently on screen. A Canadian, Blythe Hartley won with a graceful dive.

What I find peculiar now about the divers is that the sport is degenerating into a display of hyper-muscularity. Some of the women divers don't have necks. None of the women on screen have breasts. I'm having that 'almost like deja vu' feeling as I recall the Soviet and East German athletes of the seventies and eighties.

Curiously, the male divers don't have the same 'stockiness' that the women divers do.

Peculiar.

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