Editorial:  It’s time for the 2016 Summer Olympics

Editorial:  It’s time for the 2016 Summer Olympics

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Finally, the anticipation is over: the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are here! More than the Super Bowl, more than the World Series and more than the NBA finals, no other event excites me likes the Summer Olympic Games.

What a great time to take a break from the partisan political noise or anything that is stressful in your life and watch athletes from around the world peacefully coexist!

It's so refreshing to see that regardless of your country of origin, your nationality or your personal political views that none of this matters in the arena of sports. Like every day sports, Olympic competition has always been the great equalizer.

It's a great time to gather the family together to do something that is no longer the tradition it used to be and that is watching TV together. Regardless of the age of any member of your household there is something for them to watch during the Olympics.

You can also have the Olympics at your fingertips and enjoy the games on the media platform of your choice by going the app store or Google play and downloading the WALB app.

The greatest opportunity for you to be global, while at the same time expressing your patriotism, is by supporting our athletes during the next 17 days by routing for USA during the Olympic Games.

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