Dave Barry will try to make the London Summer Olympics less boring

Dave Barry writes about the London Summer Olympics. Links to his coverage.

Dave Barry is at the Olympics. No, not to compete in some sport he just made up, like skeet toilet shooting. Although that would be awesome.

He’s come out of semi-retirement to suffer the hardships of a free trip to Europe to cover the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the Miami Herald.

This, of course, is welcome news, because in a perfect world Barry would still be writing a weekly humor column where he explains things like the link between taxes and manure.

Barry already has filed his first Olympic column.

It begins:

“The Olympic Games.” Without question, these are the three most exciting words in all of sports, except for “nude Jell-O wrestling.” And that is why, for the next two weeks, millions of Americans will tune in to NBC to watch the greatest athletes from every part of the globe, except those parts of the globe that are located outside of the United States because NBC’s longstanding Olympic policy is to avoid, at all costs, exposing its viewers to foreign athletes.

Read the rest here.

He also has started Tweeting.

On the off chance that he reads this, more tweets, please, Dave. If I have to rely on Bob Costas for all of my Olympic commentary, I will hurl my television set off my balcony.

I will continue to update this post with the latest coverage.

Dave Barry 2012 London Summer Olympics coverage:

Let the Olympic festivities begin

Navigating London’s street witness protection program

I’m surrounded by characters

Opening ceremonies a great tribute to Hawaii

Tight shorts, aerodynamic legs at my first Olympic event

Beach volleyball is the sport of lonely kings and fine Russian women

Beer and team handball not a bad combination

First Olympic scandal rears its ugly head

Some tips when visiting London

It’s easy to get distracted from Olympic archery

Legendarily named trampolinist makes mark at London Olympics

Exploring human life through the eyes of a cockroach

I came to see the classiest Olympic competition

Games not just about sportsmanship

Representing a country is great

It is time for the purest Olympic sport

The good and bad and awesome of the Olympics

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Joe Donatelli is a journalist in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.