Wednesday, March 3, 2010

O is for the Olympics

Can you imagine what it would be like to compete in the Olympics? Scoring that winning goal, jumping that last jump, flying down that ski hill and knowing that you have just won an Olympic gold medal! Of course that doesn't always happen, there are those people who finish that grueling race and miss the gold medal by 1.6 seconds like Devon Kershaw in the 50km cross country ski race! And of course you can't forget those people who may finish in like 79th or something but they go out there and try their best and enjoy every second of it.

So I've never actually been to the Olympics but I love watching them on TV which is kind of weird, because I don't watch any sports (except for the Olympics) I don't know why, not Hockey Night in Canada or anything like that. So why do I watch the Olympics? The honest answer is that I don't know. Maybe I think that the Olympics are different. The Olympics allow people who normally wouldn't be able to achieve their dream do just that. It also allows people who are just watching to dream, to dream that one day that could be them, on the podium with a gold medal around their neck, their national anthem blaring out around them. It also brings the world together in a way that nothing else does. It's like for two weeks every two years the whole entire world believes in something.

Everyone has a favourite moment during the Olympics. Out of all of the Olympics that I've seen and remembered it would probably be when the woman's hockey team won the gold medal!!!! And in Beijing my favourite moment would obviously have to be when Eric Lamaze got a gold medal on his horse, Hickstead (but that's just because I love horses)! However it is harder to pick a favourite moment from Vancouver 2010. Was it when Sydney Crosby scored that winning goal in overtime, or when I found out that Canada had received the most gold medals ever (GO CANADA!), or when Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue finished their breathtaking performance, or when Joannie Rochette received her bronze medal, or when Alexandre Bilodeau received the first gold on home soil and I could go on forever but I'll stop now! All this happened because we all believed! You could definitely say that Vancouver 2010 is something that the world (especially Canadians) won't forget anytime soon!

Life Lesson: If the whole world comes together and we all believe then great things can happen:-D

This week I commented on Georgia's blog!!!

1 comment:

  1. This is a very thoughtful post!!! I agree with you that it is really hard to pick a favourite moment in the 2010 Olympics. I'm not that big of a sport watching person either, but like you, I seem to be drawn to watching the Olympics. This year it seemed to be a bigger feeling inside me that made me want to watch, but maybe it was because it was here at home. Which Olympics do you like better(summer or winter)? Anyway, great post!