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Going for gold

I’ve never been sporty – I can’t even catch or throw a ball particularly well thanks to my lack of hand-eye co-ordination and clumsy nature, and I’ve never really been into watching it that much. I was also getting wary about the whole Olympics thing as we were bombarded with it, and there was a lot of fuss about tickets. But I’m really enjoying watching London 2012! It has sucked me in and thanks to not working I can watch a lot of it πŸ™‚

As I’m writing this team GB just got our first gold medal for rowing yay! We are quite far down the table but we’re all really proud and excited for our Olympians over here as it’s a home Olympics and I’m cheering everyone along. I’m especially into tennis after watching a lot of Wimbledon a few weeks ago and hoping Andy Murray can be more successful in these games. I feel like my attitude to sport is changing – I may never be into playing myself but I can certainly support my fellow country men from the comfort of my sofa πŸ™‚

Olympians are pretty inspirational too – proving if you’re determined and you work hard, you can be successful. As a writer I can learn from them and go for my own version of a gold medal – a publishing deal!

Any other Olympic fans out there?



17 thoughts on “Going for gold”

  1. I’m with you about not being too ‘sporty’. Sure, I did netball and attempted other sports but that doesn’t mean that I was any good at them! I do love watching the rugby though and I haven’t minded watching the Olympics either :] Just the fact that they’re there and competing is a pretty big accomplishment in itself, it doesn’t matter whether they get a medal or not. Making it there in the first place is pretty amazing in its own right. As you’ve seen on my blog, I do quite like watching the male gymnasts ;] the highlights are on in an hour or two and I’m seriously considering staying awake just so I can watch them again! Haha

  2. I am really proud of the women’s gymnastics team. They really did a great job yesterday. My heart goes out to the Russian team. I hope they realize just how good they are to even compete in the Olympics. Love that Michael Phelps set an all time Olympic record with the most Gold’s. That’s definitely a goal for upcoming athletes to beat.

    Congrats on the GB rowing team! That was a great race to watch!

  3. I’ve been sucked into the games too. I loved the opening ceremonies, and the coverage this year actually makes me feel like I’m watching it in person!

  4. My niece (14 years old) is visiting and we’ve been enjoying watching the gymnastics, and a bit of swimming and diving. It’s fun seeing things through her perspective.

  5. I love how the news networks are trying to make the Olympics more personal this year by showing little profiles and childhood photos of some of the Olympic athletes, and sometimes even videos clips of them doing their sport as four and five year olds. It makes me root a litle harder for that particular athlete after learning a little more about them.

    By the way, a lot of Americans (including myself) are really feeling some British envy right now, especially after watching that awesome opening ceremony. What with the Queen skydiving out of that plane with James Bond, Mary Poppins, J.K. Rowling, THE BEATLES….British people are SO cool. πŸ™‚

  6. I have had no time to sit down and watch the Olympics this time, I’m afraid. But in the past I have always enjoyed gymnastics, swimming and track & field. Good to know that GB got a gold in rowing. As the daughter of a Brit, I always root for USA & GB equally πŸ™‚

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