Bates Olympian!

As you may remember from an earlier blog, I am completely obsessed with sports. So obviously since getting back from camp I have been watching as much of the Olympics as I possibly can. I will literally watch any sport possible. From the popular events (I have watched Michael Phelps in his quest for 8 gold medals and the USA basketball team in its attempt to recapture gold after a horrific performance in Athens 4 years ago) to less admired events such as beach volleyball, rowing, and cycling, I will watch anything. Imagine my surprise when I was on the Bates website today and came across an article about a Bates graduate who is in the olympics. Andrew Byrnes (’05) rows for the Canadian Olympic men’s 8 team and after winning the preliminary heat will have a chance as winning an olympic medal. [More…]