To the editor:
I always enjoy the Olympics, whether summer or winter. So much excitement, sportsmanship and hope for medals. The only thing that really bothers me happens when the athletes take their national flags and drape them over their shoulders or use them as capes. Each flag represents the history of a country and what it has gone through — years of struggle to be free, wars to help other nations, or even space exploration. A person should be proud of his or her country, not parade around wearing its flag. There are billions of people watching the Olympics on television and they should not see this kind of behavior.