I am very sad that we are not getting the Olympics this summer, although obviously the IOC was correct to postpone them because otherwise everyone would have gotten coronavirus. But the Olympics bring much joy: The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the majesty of athleticism, the glory of the abs. I’m sure we’ll be doing many Olympics Flashbacks come August, but today is Michael Phelps’s birthday, and I might as well tide you over until then with this.
I also feel like this is the time to revisit my favorite moment in American swimming, a race I have certainly watched in the last six months:
I MISS SPORTS.