Sad: “After Ryan backed away, Jonathon May, a WVU student, sneaked up and punched him in the face. Ryan never struck anyone. After Ryan fell, Austin Vantrease, 19, kicked him in the head with a motion that a witness compared to ‘punting’ a football, the detective said … Everyone ran, according to court testimony. Ryan lay on the ground, bleeding from his left ear and suffering seizures. When Ryan’s parents reached the hospital a few hours later, the doctor told them their son’s jaw was broken and his skull was fractured in two places. He was bleeding from his brain.” [Wash Post]
NBC Wanted the IOC to Change Order for the Opening Ceremony, so United States Would Appear Near End of Broadcast
Understandable, from a business perspective.
Ray Ewry was America’s first dominant Olympic athlete.
We run through the possibilities.
Enjoy your moment, kid.
This will hopefully be a good thing.
Needless to say, this is bigger than the Olympics.