The Wonder of the Olympics

By August 14, 2008#Life

Staying at home over vacation has inevitably led to hours of Olypmics watching.  I suspect I am like many other Americans who only watch swimming, gymnastics, diving, and women’s basketball during the Olympics.  Somehow the wonder of the Olympics magically transforms these mostly shunned sports into the spotlight of the kingdom of sport.  It makes them exciting to watch – the kind of edge-of-your-seat sports exciting that gets sports fans riled up.  It unites us under the banner of the US of A like no other event.  It’s an event that twists the harsh realities of the world into fairness.  It’s when we can battle countries with no loss of life… only pride.  It’s where professional mega-stars fill the seats to watch someone swim.  It’s where 13 year olds (even if it was “against the rules”) can outperform high-school grads.  It somehow proves that people in the world can get along… that we are all not that different.

Author Matt

I'm a husband, father, leader, and geek whose time is wrapped up in faith, family, film, and travel. I guess I'm a little like the equivalent of a utility player in baseball. I'm happy with not being the best at something as long as I'm always trying to get better.

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  • Ben says:

    I have been watching a lot of the olympics as well. I have been majorly disappointed in China though. First not letting the “ugly girl” sing, then the 13 year old gymnast, to not letting taiwan fly their flag, to forcing people out of their homes, etc… It has been sad to me that the very country hosting the olympics carries the least olympic spirit of seemingly any other.

  • Jill says:

    I don’t know, Ben, I’ve heard that none of those things are true. At least, that’s what China says…

  • Lon says:

    rotten commies!

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