Linky post, olympic edition

The Icelandic men’s handball team is going to the finals, yaaaay!

akirlu‘s link to this account of the 1992 olympic marathon last-place finisher brought tears to my eyes. Wow. Just–wow.

It had not actually occurred to me that anyone’s reaction to watching Dara Torres’ swimming might be to feel insecure about their own bodies. I find that troubling in more directions than a linky post can cover.

Scottish penguin knighted by the king of Norway. A citation from King Harald the Fifth of Norway was read out, which described Nils as a penguin “in every way qualified to receive the honour and dignity of knighthood.”

cedarlibrarian on why hating a book is fandom, too.

Avram Grumer paperblogs the Denver worldcon.

Excavation of a farm that may have been the home of Egill Skallagr√≠msson. No sign of Egill’s buried silver yet, though.

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