Olympic Memories

Happy Olympics everyone.  The summer Olympics may be one of my FAVORITE things ever, specifically track & field, swimming, diving, and of course, every girl's favorite event...gymnastics!  

I have vivid memories of watching Olympic gymnastics, perhaps since I have am fascinated by the sport and the physical strength and flexibility of these athletes!  I fondly remember the pizazz of the "Dominique duo" from the '96 Olympic team (Dawes and Monceanu).  And you can't forget Kerri Strug's amazing clincher of a vault, with the dramatic limp to the gold medal platform.  Seriously, we can always count on the Americans to pull off a show-stopping finale!  

I also remember watching the gymnastics overall competition from the '04 Athens games with my sorority sisters in their room at a UW fraternity, where they were living for the summer.  We were decked out in our party attire, as it was about 10 pm, ready to go out, but unable to peel ourselves away from the live gymnastics coverage.  I have this visual of us sitting huddled around a smallish TV, nursing strong vodka-somethings, while cheering on our girl, Carly Patterson to the victory.  I remember leaping up, cheering, and hugging one another other excitedly as Carly was crowned the individual all-around champion, narrowly beating our Svetlana Khorkina.  

There's just something about the Olympics that brings out that national pride in me, and I'm sure in others too.  So I ask: Do you have any memorable memories from Olympics past?  
Are you planning on watching the Olympics?  What is your favorite summer Olympic event? 



Leslie said...

Love the picture! I really enjoy watching the Olympics too; it's so neat to see so many people come together.

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

I love the Summer Olympics, too! Gymnastics is my favorite. We lived in Atlanta during the 1996 games and I remember being hooked after that. The energy in the city was crazy- and I was just a little girl.

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

I'm so excited about the Olympics! So glad they're finally here! Happy Friday! Check out my Fab Friday Beauty Tip if you have some time today :)


Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Haha, that's a great memory! I remember the picture of us staring at the t.v. all ready to go out.

Holly said...

i think when i was little i clung more to the winter games, mainly the ice skating!

Always Maylee said...

At first I wasn't too excited about the Olympics this year, but as I started watching it, I got more and more excited and found myself cheering!

Thanks for stopping by, I'd love for us to keep in touch! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

Yes- I LOVE the Olympics and remember the Dominique duo too! My sister is in London right now for the Olympics and I am insanely jeaous!!! Have fun watching!!!

Also, it's so neat that we are both fans of Joy the Baker! She's SO great!

P.S. I have some exciting news! I am moving my blog over from ThreeLayerCake to GlamourMash and would love if you followed me there! I haven’t made the official announcement to my followers yet but I wanted to let some of my favorite bloggers (YOU!) know first!

Hope you had a fabulous week!!!

Holly Foxen Wells

meme-and-he said...

I love the gymnastics, too. I used to do gymnastics (before i got way too tall) and would dream of making it to the olympics. I remember figuring out what year I would need to make it to. haha!!