Los Angeles Times—August 20, 2008
Amid all the hoopla that is the Beijing Summer Olympics, it's understandable that some things are lost in the wake of feats such as acquiring eight gold medals.
"I have continued to treat both gastrointestinal illness as well as sinusitis, upper respiratory conditions, coughs, and sore throats," he writes. "We have also had a few minor injuries in swimmers (finger, elbow) which occurred from a forceful finish."
All righty then.
Frankly, we feel for Rodeo, who must be caught between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, he certainly has no desire to see nasty injuries befall the athletes, most of whom have trained years for this opportunity. On the other hand, flying about 7,000 miles to treat diarrhea must be … a touch of a disappointment.
"There's enough other stuff going on," he says, chuckling. "The less I see the better, because it means that everybody's healthy."
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