So did you watch the Olympics? I'm assuming you did, or you probably would not be reading this. I really can't believe how fast it went by. I think that London 2012 can be considered a huge success as Olympic games go. Security was top notch. You can always tell when security is working, when you don't hear about any incidents. That's the way security should be...in the background, unnoticed unless they ARE needed. Thankfully that wasn't the case.
There were many stars for these Olympics. Gabby Douglass in gymnastics winning the overall best for women, Michael Phellps redeeming himself with even more gold medals and becoming the all time leading medal winner in Olympics history, and the U.S. Women's Soccer team winning the gold over Japan. This came after Japan had beaten the U.S. women at the 2011 World Cup. Usain Bolt, the man with the name that describes how fast he runs...like a lightning bolt, won both the 100m and 200m sprint races. And he didn't even look like he was trying all that hard. And of course, the US Men and Women both winning the gold medal in basketball.
My co-worker, Jonathan West, put together a really good collection of "16 golden moments at the Olympics." You can view it here:
I love the system they put in place a few years ago where we see Olympic competition every 2 years. Whoever came up with that idea was a genius. Now, instead of having to wait until 2016 for the next Olympics, we'll have the winter games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia. I prefer watching the summer games, but it'll be nice to see the winter games in only 2 more years.
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