With the Summer Games about to heat up in Rio, the news will not stop.
Representation from a certain nation disqualified for doping the last get-together.
The committee for that nation appealing said disqualification down to the last minute.
A treasured and challenged gold medal winner from that last get-together set to watch this one from jail, where he sits sentenced at last for murdering his girlfriend.
And yet there’s still room for BoFN to shoulder its way in with this, um, enchanting name from the world of gymnastics.
It’s a Chinese trampolinist who has, indeed, been mentioned here twice in Olympic News roundup stories.
But now Dong Dong, gold medalist in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, has his own WikiPedia page. And it includes that colorful photo above.
So now the diminutive Chinese gentleman, a distinguished member of the squad able to bounce back to perform against stiff competition in two straight Olympic Games, has his own post.
With Olympic qualification news out of China scarce, I’m unsure if Dong Dong will stand up for China on the podium this time.
Did I just write that about a world-class athlete? Respect, Mark. Aw, heck. Over here, Dong Dong would be flush with sponsorships. Ding Dong snack cakes. Ring-a-Ding doorbells. King Kong action figures. Don King Co.-produced boxing matches. Viagra or Cialis?