The Olympics

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I'm not a sports watcher, at least not on TV. For the most part I don't find it interesting to sit there and watch people run across a field or court chasing a ball or each other. So when the Olympics came on, I wasn't even remotely interested in watching it even though it might be slightly more eloquent than chasing opponents around.



I remember back in middle school, my history teacher made us watch the winter Olympics. I really didn't like it then either but I had to write my three favorite events for a grade, so I had to watch. I think out of everything I watched, I liked the figure skating the most. They were so graceful, much like dancing on ice. Besides that, I think I made up most of the rest of my report. Then as if to torture me even more, she recorded some of the events on her VHS and made us watch them in class.

Each time my dad reads the newspaper he comments on what place USA is in for the medal count. In some ways I hate not to watch and support the athletes coming from the US, but I find it pretty boring. If I were still in college, I might have watched some of them to just be able to keep up with my friends in conversations, but I honestly don't even know if that is something they keep up with.

Have you been keeping up with the Olympics?
What is your favorite event?


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3 comments:

  1. We have been watching the Olympics every night since they started, it amazes me the dedication these athletes have.

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  2. Sometimes I watch, sometimes I don't. I haven't watched it at all this year.

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  3. I don't have cable, but I watch it when I'm at a friend's house. I used to not care about the Olympics, but I really enjoy watching it now. People are so talented. The ski jumps are amazing.

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