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Guest Column

August 7, 2012

Olympic -Eye View: A fest of food and people-watching

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There is always something interesting to look at. Everyone should get the chance to wait in line for a steak between a 7-foot-1-inch Russian and a 7-foot-6-inch athlete from Spain. It’s a quick way to make a man feel tiny.

LUNCH WITH PHELPS

And if I ever get bored looking at the physical specimens walking around, I can always just gawk at the “celebrity athletes.” I grew up a huge sports fan, have watched the Olympics every year since I was a kid and still consider myself an avid athlete. 

It is insane that I get to eat my meals with the most famous and impressive athletes in the world. Only in the Olympic Dining Hall can I share a breakfast table with Usain Bolt, have lunch next to Michael Phelps, chat over a coffee with Venus Williams and have dinner near Roger Federer. Pretty amazing stuff.

Amazing enough to almost make me forget about the food. 

Almost ...

Jonathan Mulholland, who graduated from Plattsburgh High School in 1992, lives in Plattsburgh. A consultant for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid since 2005, he worked with both the gold-medal-winning U.S. Bobsled and U.S. Skeleton teams. He also served as team chiropractor for the U.S. Paralympics Team at the 2010 Paralympics Winter Games in British Columbia. 

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