Friday, August 8, 2008
An Olympic Food Festival was held today in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse. Visitors were treated to samples of various ethnic dishes including Chinese chop suey, Italian meatballs, and Greek stuffed grape leaves. Also at the event was 2-time Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom. Kingdom took home the gold in the 110 meter high-hurdles in both 1984 and 1988. He says the Olympics are about more than sports, they are about peace. He also says that they United States has a good chance at being one of the top three medal-winning countries even though many U.S. Olympic athletes are young. The Olympic games kickoff today with the opening ceremonies tonight at 7:30 EST.