I love the Olympics! I love everything about them. I love that I suddenly care passionnately that the Latvian men’s beach volleyball team placed 9th overall. I love that Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals and set 8 world records. I love that Karl Shewfelt broke both his legs a year ago and then performed brilliantly in this year’s competition.
I am Canadian and I love watching our Olympic team. I suddenly become the encyclopedia on sports such as rowing and synchronized diving. I cry as athletes fall and don’t meet their goals. I cheer and scream while they beat their own records and bring home medals for their countries. There is just something so feel-good about an Olympic competition. I tip my hat to all the extraordinary athletes out there competing and giving their best for their country. Go Canada!!