I like to root for the underdog, which means as a Merkin I only feel comfortable rooting for my country in things like fencing and taekwondo if at all.
Thanks to power outages from Charley, I missed my favorite part of the olympics … the opening ceremonies and seeing all the little countries that send two or three people. And as I’m not finding the official website very easy to navigate, I’d like to ask for help in finding who I want to follow in these games.
I’m looking for entrants from minor sporting nations (on the level of having won less than a half-dozen medals ever, preference given to exotic African or Asian nations) who nonetheless have decent shot at doing well. The ultimate, of course is a nation that has a chance of winning its first-ever medal.