What I'm REALLY Looking Forward To During the Turin (Torino) Olympics ...
... is all the background/local color stories on how Torino's most famous relic, the Shroud of Turin, is a fake - an elaborate hoax perptrated by ... you got it ... the Catholic Church. And with some people claiming that Leonardo DaVinci created the Shroud, think of all the "DaVinci Code" tie-ins the media can report on!
Look, I take no position on whether the Shroud is the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ. I'd like to think that it is, but my faith isn't affected one way or the other. But even Shroud skeptics have to take issue with the faulty carbon 14 dating in 1988 that was utilized to declare the Shroud a 13th century fake.
Unfortunately, the recent findings of invalidity in the carbon 14 dating will probably be completely ignored by the media, or at least downplayed as the ravings of the superstitious, and the press will continue to report on the "proven fraud" in an effort to further discredit the Church.
Wait and see if I'm right. If I'm wrong, I promise to come back here and give credit where credit is due.
Meanwhile, Michael Meckler has an interesting post up at Red-State.com discussing the use of "Turin" vs. "Torino" by the MSM in covering these Winter Olympics.