Friday, February 12, 2010

Let the games begin...

Moguls, luge, curling (what the heck is that??), speed skating. Where else do you get to see these sports but in the Winter Olympics? Athletes train for years, in sports that don't have a lot of media attention, to compete on the world stage once every four years. Why do they do it? While I'm sure the medals are nice, especially the gold ones, I like to believe that it's all about the "spirit" of the games, the uniting of nations and people from all different walks of life to share an experience; the desire to be the best that they can be; the pride of representing their countries, whether big or small. They enjoy what they do and have a passion for it. The Olympics allow them to share their sports and their spirits. They do it because they love it and they want us to love it too. It's time for us to get in the spirit too. Share the moments with those who work so hard to get where they are today. Let's cheer for both the underdog and the favorite. Let the Olympians be the bright spot of our day. Let the games begin!

Until next time,

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