Olympic super fan attends 15 Olympic Games

Olympic super fan attends 15 Olympic Games


THERE ARE A COUPLE MORE DAYS OF COMPETITION.>>THE OLYMPICS HAS PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE PLANET GLUED TO THEIR TELEVISIONS.>>IT’S TRUE, BUT A SPECIAL FEW ARE ABLE TO FLY DOWN TO RIO TO SEE THE GAMES IN PERSON. IT’S NOT THEIR FIRST TIME DOING IT. RACHEL IS LIVE IN RIO WITH MORE ON THESE SUPER FANS. RACH?>>Reporter: I’VE ALWAYS BEEN AN OLYMPIC WATCHER, BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO GO TO TWO NOW, BUT WHEN YOU’RE COVERING THE GAMES, YOU LEARN THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO NEVER MISS SEEING THEM IN PERSON. WE MET THIS GUY, RONALD STILES OF SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA, WHO HAS BEEN TO THE LAST 15 OLYMPICS FROM SEOUL TO RIO IN 2016. THE FUNNY THING IS, HE’S LESS ABOUT THE ATHLETES AND MORE ABOUT THE AMBIANCE SURROUNDING AN OLYMPIC EVENT.>>THE WHOLE WORLD IS THERE, IT’S THE BIGGEST EVENT ON THE PLANET, AND THE STRANGE THING IS THAT I DON’T DO SPORTS. I MEAN, I GO TO SOME SPORTS AT THE OLYMPICS, BUT MORE JUST TO SEE THE VENUE, TO SEE THE PEOPLE FOR THE CHALLENGE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF SPORT.>>Reporter: AND RONALD IS APPARENTLY VERY WELL KNOWN IN THE PIN-TRADING COMMUNITY HERE. HE HAS MORE THAN 5,000 PINS. THIS IS HOW I’M DOING HERE AT THESE GAMES. USUALLY I’M PRETTY WELL ADORNED. KEITH GARVIN COMES IN HERE A WEEK AFTER IT STARTED AND HE STARTS BEGGING PEOPLE FOR PINS. LIKE, THAT’S NOT REALLY HOW IT WORKS. IT’S A TRADING THING, BUT I DID GIVE HIM A BALLPOINT PEN. HE DID NOT THINK THAT WAS FUNNY.>>I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO SAY TO TRADE.>>YEAH, I’LL TRADE YA.>>NO! YOU HAVE TO EARN THEM.>>WE’LL SEE IF YOU GET SOME

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