The celebration of determination, physical and mental fortitude, and the art of competition – man, I love the Olympics! Sure, you want to cheer your country on, if yours is represented, but don’t you find yourself rooting for ANYONE?
Tears appear now and again. I think to myself, WHY?! You’re in the OLYMPICS!!!!!!!! This is history. You are at your peak. You are the pride of the world. Any place is superior. Let the tears be only of joy.
There will be a few athletes whose attitudes rot. They may have their priorities askew. Who doesn’t once in a lifetime? Unfortunately, the world is privy to their poor choices. Let’s hope they learn from the experience and we, the world, don’t hold it against them. I’d hate to have to grow up in front of the world. I’d hate to put my foot in my mouth when I wasn’t mature yet. It is these athletes’ youth that often makes us cheer them on all the more. Remember.
I LOVE THE OLYMPICS! Congratulations all Olympiads! You embody excellence. If this is the last year you expect to compete, let your future be as inspiring as your present!