Mary Lou: Am I too late for the opening ceremony?
Jesse: No, it’s just starting. The runner is just coming into Olympic Village with the torch.
Mary Lou: Oh, this is so exciting! I love the summer Olympics. Track and field, gymnastics, swimming – I can’t wait!
Jesse: Oh, here come the athletes from each country, with their flag bearer in front. Look at all those gold, silver, and bronze medalists.
Mary Lou: Isn’t it funny that that country only has one competitor?
Jesse: No way! Can you imagine the accolades you’d get as the only athlete from your country that’s of Olympic caliber? I’d trade places with her any day.
Mary Lou: This schedule says that the track and field events begin tomorrow.
Jesse: Yeah, but those are just the qualifying heats. The real races don’t start for three days. What’s that?
Mary Lou: My flag. I’m cheering on the U.S. team.
Jesse: From the living room?
Mary Lou: Sure, why not? It can’t hurt, can it?