Monday, March 1, 2010

Great Winter Olympics

Two weeks ago I wasn't going to watch the Olympics much, but I got sucked into it. First because I love ice skating so as I waited for the broadcast on the figure skating I started getting into the other sports--except curling. I could never understand that sport. The United States had some ups and downs, but overall there were some great moments for the U. S. but also other countries. I loved watching the female figure skater from Korea perform--beautiful and breathtaking. Or the female Canadian figure skater who dedicated her performance to her mother who had just died. What a moving story. Another sport I really enjoyed was the snowboarding. Some of the tricks that were done were fantastic. I don't know how the snowboarders would ever work up to some of them. They looked like they were defying gravity. We won some medals in sports we hadn't gotten a medal in years. What a great feeling for the US athletes for the four man bobsled yesterday. Congratulations to everyone who participated even if they didn't win a medal. The fact they you were there was something most of us couldn't do. And although the United States men's hockey players lost to Canada's, they fought a great battle. What a game!!

Did you watch any of the Olympics? What was your favorite moment? Favorite sport?


PamelaTracy said...

I don't get curling either. I saw more of the olympics than I expected (or wanted) to because my husband was glued to the TV. I think the one that fascinated me the most is the long jump on skiis. They stay in the air forever. Wow

Leann said...

I was sucked in every night. My second writing session of the day was after the Olympics finished. Yesterday, I discovered I couldn't watch the men's hockey. I was going to have a heart attack, so I turned it off for my own peace of mind.

Congrats to the Canadians. The Americans did a great job.

Debby Giusti said...

I loved the snowboarding! Amazing feats!

Margaret Daley said...

I'm going to miss it.