Well, the Olympics are over and it was a great show. I'm an American, so I was jazzed that the USA did so well. There were great moments, like Phelps making history in swimming and the women's USA gymnastic team taking the gold for the first time.
There were also some oops moments. The worst dive in the history of the Olympics by a German diver. And a South African swimmer admitting he cheated to get the gold. Then there was the horrible debacle over the Badminton players trying to lose in order to get a better draw position.
But overall, it was a great 2012 Olympics. I enjoyed watching what I could and because we were in Belgium when the Olympics were aired, seeing the coverage from the British point of view on the BBC was interesting as well.
I glanced at a yahoo article about the best and the worst sports to watch, and I found it interesting. You can check it out HERE. Some of them I agreed with, but most I didn't. I guess it all depends on what sports you like in the first place.
For example, I hate basketball. Never have enjoyed watching or playing it. So I don't even turn the coverage on when it comes on TV. And it looks like I'm not the only one. It's listed as twenty-two out of thirty-two sports.
But as much as I like horses, I don't like watching the equestrian events. Not because they're boring--because they're dangerous. I'm always worried one of the horses will get hurt, so I can't enjoy this part of the games. But they are listed at number eight, so others aren't so squeamish.
I like swimming and cycling, but I'm not rabid about watching them. I enjoy wrestling, judo, sailing and volleyball, but I won't race to the pub to make sure I don't miss it. I guess my favorite sports are those that aren't so well known. I like the "odd" ones. Kayaking, fencing, archery, and those that aren't so mainstream.
But I do admit I love the popular gymnastics and field events too. There is something about watching someone race to a finish that gets your blood pumping. And I have to tell you, you haven't lived until you've watched gymnastics with a dozen Cirque du Soleil gymnists, all from different countries. Talk about noise and cheering! WOW!!!!
Maybe someday I'll do a book about the Olympics. Maybe I'll be able to go and research them. Experience them first hand. How cool would that be?
But until then, I'll have to get my thrills like everyone else. Once every four years, watching it on my TV.
Until next month!