The Olympics Can’t Be Over!


August 13, 2012 by Danielle

How did two weeks of competition go by so quickly?! I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself now that the Olympics are over, so in an effort to cling to the greatness that is the Olympics, I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments.

Men’s 10,000. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, this was my favorite moment of the entire games. Seeing training partners Mo and Galen take silver and gold was magical, just magical.

A winning combination (source)

Ryan Lochte.

Not so much for his Olympic performance (which was great!), but for the ridiculous being that he is. At least he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Here are my top Lochte links.

The Fierce Five. Gabby, McKayla, Jordyn, Aly and Kyla are now household names for their amazing performance during the games. Whether it was McKayla nailing leaving judges in awe during her vault in the team final or Gabby Douglas flying high on the uneven bars, these girls rocked it.

That’s fierce. (source)

Oscar Pistorius making a mark in Olympics history as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. In two weeks, he’ll go on to compete in the Paralympics.

Along with all of the highs of the Olympics, come the lows that are also a part of what makes the Olympic Games so special. Here are a few of the moments that made my heart break a little.

Jordyn Wieber finding out she would not be going to the All Around competition.

Of course she rallied to bring home the gold with Team USA. (source)

Morgan Uceny falling with less than a lap to go in the 1500m, taking her out of the competition. Ironically, this is almost exactly what happened to her at last year’s World Championships.

I could go on and on (Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Kerri and Misty, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team, The Spice Girls!…), but I’ll save you the brain cells for a Monday morning. See you in Rio!

What were your favorite Olympics moments?


2 thoughts on “The Olympics Can’t Be Over!

  1. missmarisol says:

    Don’t you think Morgan Uceny should’ve completed her race? There was a woman runner (I think from Turkey) who was hurt but she finished the race in tears and in agony. I guess unless you are in that situation you don’t know how you would react.

    As much talk of Michael Phelps and some of it being negative, i really was rooting for him. It’s amazing to see him win so many medals. I am also excited about all the young swimmers who did phenomenal in these olympics which I hope it means that there will be some awesome races for Rio.

    I really enjoyed the track and field. These people are faaaaaaaast!

    I also liked seeing Becks on the TV quite a bit.

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks for sharing! So I honestly think that Morgan was just feeling so many emotions that she physically couldn’t get up and finish. I couldn’t imagine training for so many years and then falling at two huge career races…back to back. I would probably just lie there until 2016 🙂

      Watching Michael Phelps was also really cool. I think he was a completely different competitor this time around (more laid back, more likeable), which made it fun to watch. He also showed the world that as super human as he is…he makes mistakes too!

      And who doesn’t love a little Becks and of course his wife and the rest of the Spice Girls-I loved that performance!

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