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The Olympics are always exciting on television, because the main networks really only show you the best events. But you have to remember that for every swimming final featuring Ryan Lochte or every track event featuring Ivet Lalova, there’s a team handball match between Angola and Croatia, or a rhythmic gymnastics event featuring a bunch of people you’ve never heard of.
So what are you supposed to do if you applied for tickets to the Olympics, requested the cool events, but then are awarded tickets to some lame event—like, say, a boxing match between Venezuela and Hungary?
The answer is that you go, because it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and hope that you’re lucky enough to have this Venezuelan boxing fan sitting near your section:
As you can see, the arena isn’t exactly jam-packed, and the seats seem to be really far from the action. Normally, these are recipes for a quiet, moribund crowd at a sporting event. However, all it takes is one enthusiastic fan with a great set of pipes to get everyone to perk up and enjoy themselves.
So way to go Venezuelan boxing fan! You probably salvaged an otherwise boring Olympic experience for everyone around you.