By LOUIS TARNER The opening ceremony is almost upon us.
The men and women of the United States of America will take to the water in their diving suits, their black and gold jerseys and their goggles.
They are the athletes.
And their masks will be covered in bubbles.
The masks will not be a distraction.
They will be a reminder.
And, for a few moments, they will be something you don’t want to miss.
The world’s greatest athletes, the people who will go to the Rio Olympics, will be wearing masks.
They’ll be protected by the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee.
They won’t be wearing any other face covering.
And the mask will be the best thing to happen to the sport of diving in decades.
But the masks will also become a source of controversy.
And it’s not just the men.
The mask may be a symbol of respect and a sign of pride for those in the mask.
But it could also be a mask of fear and the threat of physical harm to a competitor.
And for the men and the women who will be watching from home, this is going to be their chance to get their masks on.
For the first time, the masks may be used as a form of intimidation.
They may be as a way to punish a competitor who chooses to be silent, as a means to punish the mask wearer.
Or, as some have suggested, as an excuse to punish an athlete for wearing the mask and showing up to the Olympics with the mask on.
The Olympic committee, however, says that mask use is not a sport-specific concern.
It says that while the masks are worn for competitive reasons, they have no legal, social or sporting significance.
“It’s just a part of the Olympics,” says Tim Burke, the president of the International Diving Association, the sport’s governing body.
“They are not a part.
They have no bearing on the performance of the athletes.”
But that isn’t the case.
The U.S. has the most Olympic divers in the world.
It has won two gold medals and two silver medals.
It also has the highest rate of total medals won in the history of the sport.
And if there is one thing the U.N. and the IOC agree on, it is that the mask is a symbol, not a symbol.
They say it’s the only way to show respect and respect for those who choose to wear masks.
And they’re right.
The idea that the U,S.
mask is the only thing the athletes can wear is ridiculous.
The Olympics have been an Olympics for all of us, for all those who have been to the games, for everyone who has been to any of the events since 1904.
For me, it’s been an emotional, physical, spiritual, mental and economic investment in my entire life.
I’ve watched my friends and my teammates go from being a kid in their backyard to the very top of the diving world.
They’re the athletes, they’re the world champions, and they’ve made me feel like I belong.
I’m proud to be a U.C.L.A. student, a former Olympian, a U-18 diver.
I was a team member in the Olympics, and it was a dream come true.
But now I know that the sport has a long way to go.
And I’m hoping to make a difference in the lives of those who come to the Games.
I don’t think mask wearing will change anyone.
But I hope it will help to inspire those who are competing and those who will watch the games to have a sense of pride in the sport, that they’re doing the right thing, and that they are a part and a representative of the community that they represent.
And that’s what I’m trying to do.
In the next few months, I’m going to travel to some of the most remote places on earth, the places where the divers will be swimming, the islands where the medals will be awarded, and then to some areas where there will be no competition, where I’ll be able to spend time with the people of the Ucádio de Bahia, the country where the games are being held.
It’s a chance to talk with the families of the divers who are taking part in the games.
It’ll also be the chance to meet the divers themselves.
And maybe most importantly, it’ll be the time to watch the athletes swim and see how they’re coping with the pressure.
They might have the most intense, stressful, intense day of their lives, and we can watch that in real time.
And hopefully, some of those emotions will be replaced by a sense that we’re all in this together.
It may not be the moment you think it is, but it will be worth it.
I hope you enjoy this story.
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