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  • Still to come: swimming, horseback riding, and shooting guns

If I had read Morrissey’s rant last week about the “blustering jingoism” of the Olympics, I would’ve sat him down for a soothing decaf and ardently spouted off about the gold-medal match in women’s archery between the Republic of Korea and China. I would’ve recounted how I marveled at the archers’ composure slinging arrows from high-style, intensely complicated bows during a dead downpour of rain. Then I would’ve impressed him by noting that it was the Korean team’s seventh consecutive gold in team archery—a stupidly unfathomable accomplishment.