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No no no….I don’t want the games to end! Have you been all wrapped up in the Olympic games like I have? Actually, each evening that we’re home, daughter #2 reminds us all that the games are on. So, it’s pretty much a family affair..a group of us plopped on the couches ooohing and ahhing and oh my goshing.. And I know that once closing ceremonies culminate on Sunday evening, the P.O.B. (Post Olympic Blues) will start to settle in. Read On…

Yah, we’re more of the prime-time watchers, where NBC decides which competitions are most appealing to us mainstreamers…so we’ve tuned into the women’s gymnastics competitions, swimming, diving, beach volleyball, and track and field. Witnessed some awesome, memorable moments…Gabby, Michael Phelps, Usane Bolt (could his name be any more fitting?).

17 days, More than 200 countries, approximately 14,000 athletes.

I looked into the history of the Olympics and thought I’d share a few fun facts:

  • Remember when the Olympics (Winter & Summer) were held every 4 years? Olympic Winter Games have been held separately from the Games of the Olympiad (Summer Games) since 1924 and were initially held in the same year. In 1986 the International Olympic Committee voted to alternate the Winter and Summer Games every two years, beginning in 1994. The Winter Games were held in 1992 and again in 1994 and thereafter every four years; the Summer Games maintained their original four-year cycle.
  • Every national flag in the world includes one of the five colors of the Olympic rings: blue, yellow, black, green, and red.
  • The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana.

I’m looking forward to seeing the closing ceremonies as much as I anticipate the opening ceremonies, though I know I’ll miss what has become normal these past couple of weeks.  Go team USA!

Medal count to-date…

Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 39 25 26 90

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