All week I have been looking forward to watching the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Every four years, I get comfortable, sit down and watch the exuberant display culture and history that the host location spends four years planning. This is followed by the Parade of Nations where the worlds top athletes show their native pride. Every four years this is demonstrated a little differently but still has the same lasting effect. Seeing all of the excitement on the faces of these athletes from all over the world can not help but cause some type of emotional response from the athletes and those viewing.
Now we are entering the end of day two and I could not be more excited. I enjoy watching all of America’s top athletes as well as those from all over the world compete for a place on the podium. There have already been some big upsets and surprises but that is what sports is all about. You never know when someone is going to have a bad day or when someone else will have their absolute best one. That is what the Olympics is all about. This is a time when lasting memories are made. Names like Nadia Comăneci, Mary Lou Retton, Carl Lewis, Florence Griffith Joyner (AKA “Flo Jo), among others are all names that many of us know and loved watching. These names elicit emotions that only the Olympics can provide.
What are some of your favorite Olympic memories?
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