Can't you just feel the energy?! I know, I know...we are still seven months until the big debut in China for the 2008 Summer Olympics, but given the continuing writers' strike in Hollywood, the Games can't come soon enough for this Hugger!
Thus, periodically leading up to the handing off of the Torch, I will be exploring each of the lesser known Olympic Sports that you aren't likely to catch on a tv-delay near you (unless you are up at all hours of the night with a newborn - so maybe C.R. Dunbar will witness the athleticism that is table tennis!)
To kick off the "Ode to the Olympics," we go to Japan for an inspirational interpretation: