As the Arctic Monkeys provide a musical interlude, let’s note that somewhere in those endless delegations, there was a smattering of Jewish athletes, too.
Our very own Aaron Kalman mused last week about an Australian sprinter, Boston-born gymnast and a sailor from New Zealand meeting at a synagogue. “While that could be the start of a joke, it could also be reality as Jewish athletes come together during the 2012 London Olympics.” Kalman’s piece on the successors to German-born Alfred Flatow, who won three gold medals at the 1896 games in Athens, is here.
The Arctics are playing “Come Together.” Singer Alex Turner sounds more like Ringo than John, but let’s not be picky. The band is tight and the glowing cyclists are glorious.