I have mentioned on the blog before my love of the Olympics. Did you also know that I attended the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta? We lived in Atlanta for 7 years and had just moved away a couple years before, so we decided to go back and visit friends. I was going into sixth grade, and was stoked to cheer on my country. I so wanted to go to the gymnastics events but they were sold out so we went with my sisters choice, equestrian horseback riding. Not my first choice but still exciting. We drove from New Orleans, with the van decked out in shoe polish “honk if you love the USA” and “Olympics bound.” It was SO much fun. We painted our nails red white and blue, and cheered our little hearts out. Ah, memories. Ok ok enough of a walk down memory lane. I got this survey from Enjoy Your Healthy Life, and just knew I had to participate!
Favorite Olympic Sports to Watch:
summer: gymnastics, volleyball, track and marathon
winter: figure skating, curling
summer: Kerri Walsh, Shannon Miller, Kara Goucher, Lolo Jones
winter: Michelle Kwan, Apolo Ohno
(soruce) I love Lolo. She is a Christian and an LSU graduate! I can’t wait to cheer for her!
Sport/game/race most excited to watch:
summer: marathon, Kerri Walsh/Misty duo in the finals, USA women’s gymnastics against China and Russia
winter: no favorite I can think of
Most boring sport to watch:
winter: speed skating
Toughest sport in my opinion:
summer: gymnastics purely for the technical aspect of it. I can’t even do a cartwheel, so it fascinates me! I of course think the marathon is tough endurance-wise!
winter: figure skating. Being flexible and daring…on ice? Crazy!
This chick is a beast. I look up to her so so much. Oh to be her!
Who I root for if no American is racing:
summer: Australia, UK, Canada
Where I am going to watch the Olympics:
At home on my TV. I will probably be DVRing a lot of it.
What Olympic sport I wish I was good at:
summer: Gymnastics, I COULD play volleyball (not Olympic level of course) and I would love the opportunity to go pro with volleyball!
winter: figure skating
Who else is excited?!? I can’t wait for the opening ceremonies on Friday night. They always do such a good job. Who remembers the amazing drummers from the Beijing opening ceremonies?!?
My FAVORITE! Loved these guys!
QOTD: What are you most looking forward to about the Olympics?