Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Olympics Are sad

It's All over :-(
I've really enjoyed the excitement of
the Beijing Olympics. I've had many conversations
with friends about the SPECTACULAR Opening Ceremonies,
close finishes in swimming, Dara Torres competing at 41 and showing
great sportsmanship when her competetor had a torn suit,
Michael Phelps smashing world records and winning 8 Golds,
Shawn Johnson finally winning a much deserved Gold,
OU boy Jonathan Horton winning Silver-Boomer Sooner!,
Trampolining...who remembered that was an Olympic sport?!?
The women's & men's relay FINALLY getting it together and
winning after dropping the baton in the previous race,
and many more fascinating moments...I LOVED IT ALL!!!
It was all good...I loved every second of it and
I'll patiently wait for the London Olympics 2012.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Beijing Olympics 2008- One World One Dream

The Countdown - 498 Days 


This is me on the very steep slope on the Great Wall
While we were climbing, we kept seeing signs that said 
"Sleep Slope Ahead" 
You can't tell but I'm sporting my Olympic Gear- the Jacket

This was up high on a hill as we climbed 
the Great Wall


The Opening Ceremonies- AMAZING!!!

Just over 500 days ago my excitement for the Olympics began...How do I know 500 days?!?!
I was in Beijing when the "500 days until the Olympics" mile marker occurred.  
They celebrated with a bang that day too....fireworks and all!  
We were in Tiananmen Square where they had a HUGE countdown displayed.
I climbed the Great Wall of China and saw the Olympics slogan for the first time...up close and personal- One World One Dream 2008.
Val and I bought our semi matching Olympic Gear.
Great memories. no surprise, China out did themselves with the opening ceremonies...I was in AWE the entire time.  Nothing short of Spectacular!  
This is a fantastic time of year....thousands of people from around the globe, all in one place, to compete...they're the best of the best in the entire World.  Makes for very intense & exciting competition!
Enjoy.  Go USA!

Lovin' every minute of the Olympics!!!

The Men's 4 x 100m Relay, one word....INTENSE!!!!
So the Frenchies decided they would do a little smack talk...
I say...BRING IT ON!!!  The Men's relay team said the same thing
and kicked some France tail!!!  I've NEVER been more excited about
swimming in my entire life!  It was the most exciting race I've ever witnessed and 
I do believe it made history, I know they demolished the World Record.  
You can read more about this exciting relay here.
I'm certainly addicted to the Olympics this ready for me to post 
NUMEROUS times before the closing ceremonies.