I’m ready! The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games is today and it marks the start of my July 27th to August 12th epic television viewing marathon. (Actually, I’ll be without access to a TV for part of the time, but you can be sure it won’t take me long to get caught up on any missed news and results.) My favourite sports are held during the Winter Olympics, but I still enjoy many of the summer ones, especially the swimming and diving, rowing and canoe sprints, the cycling, equestrian and gymnastic events.
Chair Balancing isn’t likely to be among the recognized Olympic sports, but don’t tell that to this little guy. All his pre-game training suggests he has every intention of participating.
I’ll have my Canadian flag handy. I may even pull out my 2010 Winter Olympic red mittens… not to wear in this heat, but just to add to our Canadiana display of enthusiasm. I should forewarn you: if you’re likely to be anywhere in the vicinity of my house during the next couple weeks you might want to carry ear plugs. I can get a little carried away during the Olympics.
Do you watch the Olympic events? What’s your favourite sport?
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