So as you know I love the Olympics! I want to share a couple lists, helpful apps and performances that are my favorite.
Website to find all the times for events:
Results – London 2012 App
The Official London 2012 Results app provides all the latest news, schedules and results, allowing users to keep up-to-date with the latest action LIVE across all Olympic sports (25 July to 12 August 2012).
NBC – London – Live Extra App
204 Nations. 302 Medal Events. 3,500 Live Hours. ONE SOURCE.
Get to ready to watch every moment of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games LIVE for FREE with the NBC Olympics Live Extra app. In addition to watching all the live action, during the Olympics, enhance your viewing
Join In – London 2012 App
Get a pocket guide to the Games!
My top five favorite Olympians
Jesse Owens – USA
Jess Owens was part of the 1936 Olympic in Hitler’s Germany. He made history when he won four gold medals in the following events:
– 100 meters
– 200 meters
– The long jump
– And as part of the 4×100 meter relay team
When I was in middle school I read a book about his life and I think that is why I like him so much! He has an amazing story before the Olympics, during and after. Read all about him here.
Nadia Comaneci – Romania
The Romanian gymnast has won 5 gold medals, 3 silver and 1 bronze throughout her Olympic career. Nadia is the first gymnast to ever achieve a perfect 10. Something people though impossible – the score board (I think that’s what it’s called) could not even display the score. It showed a 1.0 confusing some people.
I attached her routine below. It’s so different and impossible to do today because of how far apart the bars are today. Also with the new scoring system the days of perfect 10’s are no longer a possibility. But we will never forget the 14-year-old Nadia who was the first to achieve such a high honor.
Nadia is still involved in gymnastics, read more about her here.
Michael Phelps – United States
Michael Phelps 16 Olympic medals. I really don’t need to say any more about Michael Phelps. If you don’t know who he is, I really can’t help you. Google him.
Larissa Latynina – Soviet Union
Larissa Latynia is arguably the best athlete in the history of the Olympics. She holds 18 total medals, more Olympic medals than any other competitor in any sport, and was responsible for establishing the Soviet Union as the dominant force in gymnastics. She also holds the record for most individual medals (14 outside of team events) in Olympic history.
Usain Bolt – Jamaica
Again, you should know all about this man. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and (along with his teammates) the 4×100 meters relay.
I also have a soft spot in my heart for this man because the husband and I went to Jamaica for our honeymoon in 2009 one year after his famous Olympic debut and this guy’s face was all over the place. On cups, flags, ash trays (weird) so he reminds me of our honeymoon.
Usain Bolt will be fun to watch in London – and if you go to his website you will see why.