Bill Plaschke's Feb. 13 article about disappointing Olympic performances should never have been printed. Has he ever competed for or received an Olympic medal? Our fabulous, hard-working athletes have spent their lives achieving a spot on the US Olympic Team. They deserve better than Plaschke's ridicule. After putting so much effort in their events, we know their hearts are broken, which happens by mere fractions of a second. They are our heroes and should be lauded as such!
Playa del Rey
I find it disgusting that Bill Plaschke called Shaun White "the biggest loser of all" in his Olympics rant. All great champions win some and, yes, lose some. Shaun has always represented the USA very well at the Olympics and only a real loser would take a cheap shot at him now.
James D. Regan
Dear Mr. Plaschke;
The 20th century called. It says you're welcome to go there and watch the Olympics of the last century.
Welcome to globalization. The U.S no longer has a lock on about anything besides early-onset diabetes and pseudo-celebrities.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but given the dismal showing of U.S. winter sports stars Bode Miller, Shaun White, Shani Davis, et al, and the long history of the Russians poisoning their enemies and opponents, and Vladimir Putin's increasingly iron grip on all things Russian, is it possible that the Russians are slipping some poison in the American athletes' food or drink?
Or is it just that the competition is stiff and the stars are getting old?
Following his eighth-place finish, Shani Davis commented, "This is terrible because as an American, this is where I 'bank.'"