Two weeks of emotional highs and lows. I always want everyone to achieve personal bests and to fulfill their dreams. :)
I love the athletes who are thrilled and awed to be there despite knowing they have no realistic chance to medal.
I love the camaraderie among many of the athletes despite the fact they're competing against each other.
I love learning fascinating tidbits about sports I've loved for a long time and sports that are new to me.
For me, there were many highlights, but a few stood out:
- Watching the Men's Rugby 7s Team from Fiji listen to their national anthem after winning their country's first ever Olympic gold medal
- A young Brazilian man achieving a personal best and surprising the field by winning the Gold in pole vault
- Simone Biles
- Usain Bolt
- Our Canadian athletes - medaled and otherwise. So many amazing stories, so many incredible moments
- Our fabulous Canadian television coverage. Three stations worked together to ensure coverage of a bazillion events. At many times I could access 7 channels all showing different events. 7!!! And not all focused on Canadian athletes. Instead, we were able to see a huge range of sports showcasing many different countries. Fantastic!
The Olympics always give me hope that Humanity is taking steps to be better, to work together, and to take peace seriously. Let's hope that's true!
Are you an Olympic junkie? What was your favourite moment?