Greatly enjoyed the women's team archery, the men's epee fencing and women's sabre, something we didn't have back when I fenced--girls could only do foil in those days!
Must say I thought the coverage of the show jumping was very good; I'll see the dressage at someone's house tomorrow night in its entirety--she recorded it for a party!
They haven't been cutting things up with too many ads, and I think the inane nattering is much less prevalent than in other years. Perhaps NBC acted on public likes and dislikes! If I could choose one thing to see less of, it would be synch. swimming--I keep feeling like I'm watching an ancient Esther Williams movie!
Yes, I am somewhat sad the Olympics are drawing to a close. I've enjoyed watching my kids enjoy it and get involved in what's going on, as well.
It's so much better than the alternative of sit-coms and "reality shows" on TV these days. After catching a glimpse of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" last night when I was flipping through channels, give me the Olympics to watch anyday.
I love the Olympics, the back stories of the athletes and the drama (not the crappy drama, but the drama of the upsets and the PBs, records etc.). When are the closing ceremonies anyway? I've clearly not been paying attention.
"Those who know the least often know it the loudest."
as someone who went to high school and college before Title9, I especially enjoyed womens' basketball and, in its' day softball, actually, I've enjoyed seeing and hearing high performance in athletes/ musicians and dancers for many years
i love the olympics and shall enjoy the para olympics just as much
I volunteered in 2002 at both Olympics and Paralympics, and the latter was MUCH more fun! Had a blast with the athletes and coaches, and the athletes were incredible- though it's depressing to watch totally blind people ski a slalom course faster than I can.
Yes! I love watching just to see the performances. I don't really care who wins as far as what country they're from, and i couldn't care less about what country has the most medals! Personally, I think the country that got its ONLY medal, or it's first has at least as much to brag about as the huge countries who spend too much money on athletics. I love the back-stories about the different athletes, and found the double amputee who competed in track and field inspiring, as well as the American runner who was shot and almost didn't run again! And the Austrailian diver who has faced ridicule simply because he is gay, and the list goes on an on. When someone has a story like that, I root for them and I don't care what country they come from!
Pride in one's country and people is a great thing, but to see the greed some people display during the Olympics (we need MORE medals so we can HAVE the MOST medals and prove we're the BEST country in the world!) I find disgusting. It's about the athletes, not about proving whose is bigger....
I love the Olympics! I too enjoy the sports that I am not familiar with.
I like the personal stories of the athletes.
I loved the story on last night about the basketball "Dream Team". All those NBA Hall of Famers talking about how the Olympic experience was the best in their lives. And I'm not a basketball fan!
I find it inspiring that an athlete from a country that is poor and possibly war torn can come together with other athletes and be on equal footing and forge bonds and friendships that may change their lives forever.
Okay.... I get to feeling all sappy about it!
I did find it amusing that yesterday in the 200M canoe race the guy from Samoa came in last! Really... Samoa.... last in canoeing!