As continuing evidence that I am not the coolest person, I have to admit that I love watching the Olympics. It is actually kind of strange because I do not like watching any of the sports that are showing regularly on t.v. I know many people watch in order to support the athletes from their home countries, but I’m not even particularly interested in that either, (being Canadian it is unsightly to look too patriotic, it may hurt someone’s feelings, lol). In part, it may be because as a child the Olympics were held in my hometown of Montreal, but that is not the main reason.
I love when they share the histories of the athletes. You can’t beat a good tale of winning against adversity for moving the spirit. I love to hear the personal stories of the athletes. It is heartening to see someone who has devoted so much of their time, energy, and talent, to achieving one goal. I see them more as individuals, rather than as representatives of their countries. I enjoy the track sports more than any of the others. Probably because I have been a runner, my daughter is now a 100m and 200m sprinter, and to be honest, Canada had the fastest men in the world during the 90’s…so I guess it does make a little bit of a difference if they are Canadian. 🙂
God Bless, Julia