The Olympic games have begun!! China started the 2008 Olympic games with grand flare in Beijing, China. It was quite a show to kick off the XXIX Olympiad. Of course, I only saw it in pictures. What I enjoyed most was seeing all the Olympic teams entering. Their flags held high as they waved to the crowd. Most of these athletes are mere kids. The thrill they must be feeling. The adults too. This is a dream for many. I can’t fully support holding the Olympics in China, but I’m glad these athletes have this chance to show what they’re made of. To be able to fulfill a dream. Some of the countries have so few representatives. Some have so many. Every country wears their colors with pride and waves the flag high.
I’ve always loved to watch the Olympics. I have my favorite events for both the summer and winter. I usually wait for the Olympics with anticipation. Miss K caught the fever early too. I truly enjoy keeping track of the events and the medal count. So, here’s the current medal count:
Unfortunately, the U.S. isn’t on that list yet. This might not be such a successful year for us. Our men’s gymnastics team is hurting. Without the Hamm twins, we have little home of taking a medal in that event. Medals don’t matter in the end anyway, do they?? HA!! That’s a hard one. There’s a certain amount of pride in saying “we took home ____ amount of medals at the Olympics”. Ah, but the sportsmanship and camaraderie.
To me the worst thing they ever did with the Olympics was to let these pros start to play. These aren’t pro events. They’re amateurs, or at least they’re supposed to be. That’s the way it was originally designed. I don’t have issues with the way they broke up the winter and summer and winter games. I rather enjoy that. Now I get Olympic events every 2 years!!
So, are you a fan of the Olympics?? Will you be watching as your time permits??