Tuesday, February 20, 2018

An Olympic Re-Post

Several bloggers have been talking about the Olympics and I said I couldn't remember the last time I watched them.  Then I remembered that I might have blogged about them.  I found this post from 2012 when I was watching the summer Olympics.  Here is that old post:

July, 2012

I have been watching the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.  And watching and watching.  It has been many years since I actually sat down and watched a Parade of Nations.  When I was younger, I would not have missed a moment.

I have never been to an Olympic event.  The closest I ever got to one was to be in Melbourne, Australia when the flag went by in 2000.

But I did get to put on an Olympic Gold medal and I must say it was thrilling.  I worked with someone whose sister was an Olympic athlete, Sheila Taormina.  We did a fundraiser for her prior to the 2000 Olympics.  She brought along her 1996 Gold Medal and had me put it on for our photo.

Sheila and I

I am also wearing one of the t-shirts that were sold to raise money for the 2000 Olympics.  Pack-rat that I am I still have the t-shirt and will wear it tomorrow when I do my Olympic sport - cutting the grass. 

So, my best wishes to all the athletes as they compete over the next two weeks.  Win or lose, it has to be an incredible experience.


  1. Lucky you. This year they are giving little tigers (dolls not animals) to winners as well and I really want one of those. I find the Olympics exciting - not all of it, but a lot of it. Just wish I could watch more but these days it goes on too late for me.

  2. Way cool that you experienced wearing the gold medal! I love watching the Olympics and watch as much as time will allow (usually having to fast forward to the medal run). I even have future Olympics (winter and summer) scheduled on my calendar into the year 2028.

  3. Man! How cool is that! Was it heavy???

    1. Yes! I still remember telling her I couldn't possibly put it on. As close as I will ever come to one.

  4. That is so cool that you got to place one around my neck. I hope I get to do that one day as I certainly will never win one...hahahaaa-that is a laugh and a half. I am actually watching more than I have in years and Canada is doing great. I like the winter olympics more than the summer ones


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