The Olympic Fanfare

After a little over a fortnight, the Olympics are over. We, here in the U.S., are just waiting for the closing ceremonies to air on NBC.

I just watched the USA win the Men’s Volleyball gold medal. This Olympic obsession has really swept the country. Everywhere I go, I see people glued to the TV watching the games.

The United Statest can claim the most medals but not the most gold. That honor goes to the Chinese. Now, it’s London’s turn to get ready for all of the pomp and circumstance of the Summer Games.

But before that happens, it’s time for the Winter Games. Vancouver, Canada gets its shot at worldwide exposure. I think where the Summer Games has gymnastics, swimming and diving as some of the most watched events. The Winter Games have figure skating, luge, downhill skiing as the popular events.

The Chinese really know how to put on an opening and closing ceremony. The countdown to the closing ceremony was amazing, fireworks shot up into the sky, counting down to the event. The entire city of Beijing lit up showing off the The Bird’s Nest and The Cube.

I do have to admit I think it’s funny how you can’t get through a commercial break without NBC wanting to sell you their Michael Phelps video. I think his accomplishment is unbelievable but if I see the clip of him screaming and flexing his muscles one more time, I think I’ll ________. (you fill in the blank)

Now, what will fill the Olympic void? The U.S. Opens, the Browns’ season, the Buckeyes’ season, just to name a few. There’s plenty of great sporting events ahead. I can’t wait to see what happens at Flushing Meadows. It’s bound to be an exciting grand slam event.

Goodbye, Beijing!

4 Replies to “The Olympic Fanfare”

  1. Rofpmsl! I just posted a similar blog lament! What on earth do I do now that the Olympics are over? (Someone told me that Australian Idol was starting today and I’d have to make do with that instead! Baaahaa!)

    We don’t get into the Winter Olympics as much here but have Commonwealth Games in 2010 in Delhi which are almost as riveting…..and we usually win more medals then! Lol!

  2. I’m a sports fan … but taped events didnt do it for me …

    As a result, I rarely watched the Olympics following the end of swimming.

    I did watch the beach volleyball … and some basketball.

    And, of course, I loved the live streams of baseball online.

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