So Proud of Olympians

I’ve had a great time watching the Olympics this year. I’ve been glued to the channels that show the sports and have learned so much. I’ve rooted for the US teams/Olympians and have been disappointed with them when they lost a match/race/game. I’ve loved watching the beach volleyball duo win match after match; they haven’t lost in a year and have been the only...

August 25, 2008

Olympics Medal Stats-Round 2

So here’s the update of the top 3 as of Wednesday. US- 26 Gold, 28 Silver, 28 Bronze China- 45 Gold, 14 Silver, 20 Bronze Russia- 13 Gold, 14 Silver, 18 Bronze

August 21, 2008

Badminton & Table Tennis

I was totally surprised badminton and table tennis, aka ping pong, are Olympic sports!! I must not have paid attention the last few years. Paul and I recently put a badminton set up in the yard for fun and exercise. He’s creamed me in a couple games, but it’s been a lot of fun. I can totally see how it really takes physicality and...

August 17, 2008

Watching China

We’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics in our house since it started. I’ve been surprised how much our family has been sucked into the games! I’ve been watching sports I never thought I’d watch (table tennis, archery, fencing, dressage, etc). I’ve kept a close eye on the Chinese teams in particular (after the US teams, of course). They have the most gold...

August 15, 2008

Olympic Medal Stats

Just in case anyone’s not keeping up, here’s the top 3 countries as of Tuesday night. The US has 7 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze. China has 13 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze. Korea has 5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze.

August 13, 2008

What’s Next with China?

There’s much speculation about China around these Olympics. China is notoriously closed-minded to the outside world in many ways. They have magnificent technology, as we all know…think back to the opening ceremonies on the 8th with that huge LED screen on the ground. And they’re open to tourism…I definitely would LOVE to go to China. But the government is strong against change. Tienanmen Square...

August 11, 2008