Title: 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS
Description: Talk about them here!
merrybari - July 11, 2012 01:33 PM (GMT)
Pursuing Carley's suggestion, here's the spot to share your thoughts.
I much prefer the winter games, but for summer, my favorite sports are gymnastics, swimming and diving!
Who's your favorite summer Olympian - who are you most looking forward to following?
I'm sorry Nastia didn't make the team, but she sure gave it a great try!
Jordan Weiber is from a little town here in Michigan - didn't even know about her until watching the trials. I'll be watching her from now on.
Ellen - July 11, 2012 07:32 PM (GMT)
I LOVE the Summer Olympics, especially gymnastics, diving, swimming and track and field, oh, and equestrian. Basically, I love all of the events, except for: boxing, wrestling, soccer, basketball, archery, fencing.
I've become a big fan of Ryan Lochte (okay, I've got a crush!). He's the number one swimmer on the planet and is poised to win a bunch of gold medals. He's totally prepared, both mentally and physically. He's currently qualified to compete in five events and I'm hoping the coaches put him on the other two relays. They will if they're smart!
Oh, and he's gorgeous. :thud: :drool: :wub:
elover - July 11, 2012 08:34 PM (GMT)
I also prefer the Winter games to the Summer games, but since I'm a sports nut, I love to watch it all. My favorite summer sports are track and field, soccer, basketball, swimming and diving.
My favorite summer Olympian is still Mark Spitz. A close second would be Greg Louganis.
tropicalbliss~Karen - July 12, 2012 01:49 AM (GMT)
B) The woman swimmer who held so many records and did try this yr but didn't make it, wanted to show her children. Janet Evans, back in the day when she was in the Oly, her dad was our vet for our dog in a small town in Orange County... I actually like a lot of the summer (winter more), but some of the track and field I watched the qualifications and there are some older (34 yrs old) participants who will be in London. I like to root :cheer: for the older members, as the younger ones still have plenty of time.... Swimming is always good as is gymnastics. I used to like the ribbon routines.
tropicalbliss~Karen - July 12, 2012 01:50 AM (GMT)
:hmmm: ahhhh Ellen.... ITA...
nightowl - July 14, 2012 02:17 AM (GMT)
Looking forward to the ladies' gymnastics after getting to know Team USA during the Olympic trials.
Will also be following the tennis since I'm a Rafa Nadal fan. He won the gold medal for Spain four years ago, breaking Djokovic's heart along the way in a nail-biter of a semifinal. Poor Djoker actually left the court in tears, he was so close to winning a gold medal for Serbia...maybe for him the second time's the charm!
tessa_avalon - July 14, 2012 04:17 AM (GMT)
I'm going to be cheering for all of Team Serbia and all of Team Israel this year -- especially when it comes to tennis because I'm a huge fan of Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic, and Shahar Pe'er.
nightowl - July 27, 2012 04:01 AM (GMT)
|The Games begin with the Opening Ceremony at Londonís Olympic Stadium. A celebration of the host country, the event is expected to feature an on-field British meadow; farmyard animals; a cricket match; and a performance by Paul McCartney. Also: the traditional parade of nations and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. The gala involves 10,000 volunteers; 10,000 athletes; and 60,000 spectators inside the stadium. Friday, July 27, 7:30pm (ET) NBC 270min|
Hope our brothers across the Atlantic put on a nice show and everything goes well. I guess I'll tune in, maybe??
ETA: Creed fragrance sends best wishes to the Summer Olympians, with an Evan mention B) :http://blog.creedboutique.com/tags/millesime-imperial/