The Olympics have rolled around once again. I have to admit to a bit of an obsession with them–more the winter than summer games. When I was little, maybe four or five, I would drag my blanket in front of the telly and try to mimic the tumbling of the Olympic gymnasts, without much success. It’s a miracle I didn’t knock anything over.
In celebration of the Rio Olympics, here are a few things I’ve loved so far:
- The lighting of the flame. I didn’t think anything could come close to the unique petal design from London 2012. The Brazilians came pretty damn close with their stunning art installation. It was beautiful.
- Beach volleyball. Hot men, shorts, sun; I think this one is fairly self-explanatory.
- Rugby Sevens, see above.
- US Women’s football (soccer). The US women’s team is rather spectacular; it’s almost criminal how their pay doesn’t adequately represent how amazing they are as compared to the men’s team which didn’t even qualify.
- The overly emotional ads on the telly. Is it just me? I swear every Olympics, the advertisements make me all weepy.
Are you watching the Rio Olympics? What’s your favourite event so far?