I'm not much of a sports fan, but even I get excited when it's time for the Olympics. The combination of private stakes (each athlete's story) and public stakes (countries collaborating in a worldwide competition) provide an exciting and compelling event.
My favorite event is women's gymnastics--probably because I used to do a little tumbling myself. Another factor is that the first Olympics I remember was the great '76 games with Romanian Nadia Comaneci. She so inspired me.
Watching the US Gymnastics trials only made me more eager for the Games. I'm excited to watch the entire USA Women's Team, but I have to admit Gabby Douglas in particular won me over with her athleticism, determination, and winning smile. Not to mention she placed 1st.
I'm also eager to see Michael Phelps compete in the pool again. What events and athletes are you most looking forward to?
Labels: Gabby Douglas, Olympics 2012