Olympics!

Dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun! Dun du du du dun du du du dun de dun dun dun!

For those of you not familiar with my musical (in)expertise, that is the tune to the Olympics theme, in words (well my attempt at it, at least). Because the Olympics are the best! I know a lot of people think they’re boring (die-hard fans of just about any other sport, usually), but I love them. Anyone who thinks they’re too “boring” to watch is missing out.

The new badass bike I'm sporting in honor of the Olympics.

Because the athletes competing in them only get a shot at the gold and glory once every four years, some of the most touching, inspirational stories come out of the Winter and Summer games. Take Alexandre Bilodeau, the Canadian mogul skier who won Canada’s first gold on home soil Monday (a quick aside: what the F took so long, Canada?), for example. This guy had the hopes of his entire country weighing on him, but who does he most draw inspiration from? His older brother, who has cerebral palsy, who motivates him to get out on the mountain on days he doesn’t really feel like it.

This is just one of the dozens upon dozens of inspiring stories, many of which we don’t even hear about during the games. Seriously, if you don’t at least consider tearing up at some of them, then you’re not human. You’re probably a man-eating robot with no soul and should resign yourself to living on Kobol for the rest of your insignificant life.

I love that the Olympics give the non-big-name athletes a chance to shine, because they’re not out there training hard every day for the money or to be famous, like many of the more popular pro sports athletes in our country. They get one shot every few years to prove they’re the best at what they love to do, and they often overcome many setbacks to do it, just like we all have to at some point in our lives. Who isn’t inspired by that?

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ashley on February 16, 2010 at 11:01 am

    We could be doing other things like volunteering instead of watching the olympics. Just a thought.

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  2. Yes, because watching the Olympics automatically means I don’t volunteer. Sheesh.

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  3. Posted by Ashley on February 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I’m teasing you for saying those who don’t watch the olympics are pretty much soulless. 🙂 I guess I could go to Flippers. 🙂

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  4. I’m torn between watching the Olympics or the finals of the Westminster Dog Show (Go Airdale!)
    Either one beats working on your brother’s taxes. Why didn’t you volunteer to do them for him?

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  5. Posted by Ange on February 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I hear ya, Allie! The Olympics games are my favorite of all sporting competitions. Some of the most vivid memories I have as a kid revolve around the summer Olympics!

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  6. You should probably come with us in 2012 then!!

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  7. Posted by Ange on February 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I thought that was the plan already? Or maybe not and I just invited myself?

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