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My Heart Will Go On Now That The Olympics Are Over….

13 Aug

Now that the Olympics are over I can resume my normal life.

I can do stuff after work and go to sleep at an acceptable time.

I was obsessed with the Olympics and stayed up entirely too late every night to see what happened because for some reason if I didn’t I felt like I would be missing history!

On the other hand, I did learn a lot.

I got really good at understanding the rules of Fencing and Archery. I am expanding my soccer I mean football skills – I can now identify offside’s if they go slow. And now I understand the scoring system of diving.

I got really defensive of some of my beloved sports, especially gymnastics! Being a cheerleader my whole life and being required to go to gymnastic as part of that. Also my beloved sister-in-law WAS a gymnast her whole life. And now she is a coach. So when people would say oh that’s easy or I am totally going to train and try out for the next Olympics It totally offended me! Even though 99.9% of those people were just kidding. But those girls work so hard from age 4 to get where they are.

I feel like the only sport you might take up late in life and have an Olympic shot at would be Shooting. And I probably just offended a lot of shooters. Sorry.

I also go mad at the closest person next to me (usually the husband – sorry) when the US was losing. Like they could do anything to help. And as I am typing this the US women’s Volleyball team is sucking it up.

I also go totally emotional for stupid reasons. Any time someone was so happy they won I would feel like I won and maybe I cried a lot little. Any time a country had not won an event in a long time then they did I would cry! When nations came together I would cry! What’s wrong with me!?!

What the Olympics is all about!

I also learned about the people. I noticed that Turkey had some hot athletes. Athletes love to tape themselves up with kinetic athletic tape and it’s made in Albuquerque!

Olympic Athlete Kinesiology Tape

Kerri Walsh Kinesiology Tape

I learned I need to calm down and not be so intense about something that is going to happen again in four years. Actually two for the Winter Games!

So I am going to work on that – and try to enjoy the entertainment.

FRACK! USA just lost gold in women’s volleyball! WTF!!!!!!

Greatest US 2012 Olympics Moments Pictures

Olympics – Part Two – The Best Of And Guide For The Summer Games!

27 Jul

So as you know I love the Olympics! I want to share a couple lists, helpful apps and performances that are my favorite.

Enjoy!

Website to find all the times for events:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/get-local/tvlistings.html

Best Apps

Results – London 2012 App

Results – London 2012 App

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-2012-official-results/id536513070?mt=8

Description

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

NBC – London – Live Extra App

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nbc-olympics-live-extra/id542511686?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Description

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

London Live Join in App

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-2012-official-join/id523138125?ls=1&mt=8

Description

Get a pocket guide to the Games!

My top five favorite Olympians

Jesse Owens – USA

Jesse Owens

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 – 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

Larisa 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

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.