Friday, August 8, 2008

Let the Games Begin!

I am an Olympic freak. I have admitted it. Early this morning were the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. I watched all 5 hours of it and loved it! Luckily we have a Personal Video Recorder now, so I can it up to tape all the live Olympic coverage and watch it the next day. Watching the "recaps" isn't the same.

One of the highlights for me was the countdown with the fou drummers. To start the ceremony, 2008 drummers welcomed the world. The drums would light up when they were banged and the 2008 drummers were synchronized to do the countdown. It was spectacular.

Did you know? If an athlete from Ireland wins a gold medal, the cost of a pint of beer goes down 4 pence? Crazy!

Did you know? In the 2004 Olympics, South and North Korea walked into the stadium together for the first time. Unfortunately this year they were unable to come to an agreement and walked in separately.

Tonight one of my old friends from Altadore Gymnastic Club, Kyle Shewfelt, will begin his quest for another Olympic medal in gymnastics. Some of you may know that Kyle broke both his legs earlier this year and has worked extremely hard to get to the Olympics. Will be thinking of you tonight Kyle and good luck!