The competitors she will face may not provide as much of a roadblock to success for Olympic shooter Kim Rhode of Monrovia as the airlines.
Rhode, who actually has become one of the bigger names in these Olympics despite the obscurity of her sport, recently arrived in London after having to reshuffle her schedule. The culprit? Two straight days of canceled flights at LAX.
"I got to the gate last Friday," Rhode said Thursday in London, "and was handing them my suitcase when they said my flight had been canceled and they were booking me on one the next day. So I gathered up my stuff, went home, came back the next day and the flight was canceled again."
Her plan was to join her U.S. shooting teammates for a quick training camp in Denmark, then come with them to London. Being in Denmark would not only sharpen her eye, but get her body on European time.