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Daytona 500 and Olympics

Posted by on 14 February 2010

I’d like to wish all my family, friends, and readers a Happy Valentine’s Day.  This isn’t typically a day that we celebrate (as we got married on a different “holiday”).  However, I received a beautiful card from hubby.  Of course, he showed me up because I had nothing for him….but my love!!  HAHA 

I don’t think that there could be a better day!!  We got up and I started the VCR to tape the beginning of the Daytona 500.  I wanted the pre-race show and all!!  Then we went to church and out to lunch with some friends that are more like extended family.  When we got home, we were all full and comfy, so we sat down to watch the race.  Other than a couple delays to repair a hole in the track, it was a great race!!  Take a watch at these final laps [you only have to watch 2 to 2 1/2 minutes worth]….and pay very close attention to my man (Jr. #88) coming up from 10th to 2nd in 1 lap to finish in 2nd place !!

It was another good day for the Olympics.  We’re (USA) still ahead in medal count.  Still lots of sports to come though.  Our women kicked some butt in hockey against China today.  We didn’t fair as well in pairs skating.  Here’s the medal count so far and we see a couple more countries entering the medal scene….

Overall Medal Count
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 1 2 3 6
2 Germany 1 3 0 4
3 France 2 0 1 3
4 Canada 1 1 1 3
5 South Korea 1 1 0 2
6 Italy 0 0 2 2
7 Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
7 Netherlands 1 0 0 1
7 Slovakia 1 0 0 1
7 Switzerland 1 0 0 1
11 Australia 0 1 0 1
11 Norway 0 1 0 1
11 Poland 0 1 0 1
14 Austria 0 0 1 1
14 Croatia 0 0 1 1
14 Russia 0 0 1 1


More yet to come!!

2 Responses to Daytona 500 and Olympics

  1. Bethanne

    You don’t know how happy I am that you’re keeping track of the medals… 😀 Love getting your blog in my inbox.

    The race was great!! We missed the finish. Lucky me, I have you.

    • Elaine

      Bethanne, I’ve been meaning to reply to you for awhile. I’m glad you commented again!!

      I’m so glad that you enjoy my blog. My family and I love the Olympics. I kept track during the summer too. It’s so fun for me and we all pick other countries and root for them as well as the US!! You’ll see them for 2 weeks right here!!

      Glad you were able to catch the end of the race here. It was one NOT to miss!!

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