16 August 2008

Gold Medal Olympic Geek

I am a gold medal worthy Olympic geek. I love everything about the games , probably since I was a child watching them at my grandmothers house, eating a bowl of ice cream .

I caught the opening ceremonies on a layover, while eating a Whole Foods salad and drinking a white wine. Happiness on a Tempurpedic mattress...

Other than the fact that Bob Costas really needs to work on the pronunciation of some countries names, the commentary was good, far less sarcastic than the Athens coverage.

I am such a sucker for the stories of each athelete. The Iraqi runner who trains on a battle scarred track at an abandoned school, the Palestinian who trains in a 'country' with no Olympic size pool and the US flag carrier that was a refugee from Africa all mesmerize me.

The US team had a decent team outfit this year, but those white hats really need to go. So does their gum chewing. Too many people looked like cows entering the stadium. Lose the gum atheletes...

Finally, the little boy who entered with Yao Ming, the earthquake survivor, I want to put him in my pocket. So cute....

Back in England the coverage is, rightly, on British atheletes. This means I am watching more badminton, 'eventing' , field hockey and synchronized diving than I ever imagined. A note to BBC programmers, you might want to put a little Olympics on when everyone is home, you know ,in the evening.....

Now back to windsurfing....



1 comment:

Nick said...

Hi Heather - do you have an email address I can send some details of our affiliate program to?

All the best - Nick Pound
nick@worldnomads.com