Have you been watching the London 2012 Olympics?
While I don’t usually follow sports these days, the Olympics always gets my attention.
A lot of times, I’m on the edge of my seat, slanting on an angle towards the TV as though I’m ‘skiing’, especially when the races are close.
Among my favourite summer events are gymnastics and swimming!
Last night (when I was preparing this blog post), I was watching the men’s 400m freestyle swimming competition.
Although I’m Canadian, it was really exciting to watch Ryan Lochte (an American) win the gold. And it’s too bad that Michael Phelps didn’t get any medals.
(Image Credit: London 2012)
As I’m preparing this post (on Saturday night), here are the top 3 countries in the medal count:
- People’s Republic of China: 4 Gold, 0 Silver & 2 Bronze
- Italy: 2 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze
- United States: 1 Gold, 2 Silver & 2 Bronze
Canada sadly isn’t even on the list yet. But that’s because we’re usually way better in the Winter Olympics anyway.
- Tug of war was an official summer Olympic event from 1900 to 1920
- The Olympic tradition began in 1904
- The 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin were the first Games to be broadcast on television, but only to local audiences
- Over the past 50 years, the most expensive Olympic Games have been London 2012 ($14.8 billion USD), Barcelona 1992 ($11.4 billion USD) & Montreal 1976 ($6 billion USD)
Here’s a link to the CTV London 2012 Olympics site where you can stay up-to-date on the latest news.
I hope that your Sunday is going well so far and that you’ve been having a relaxing weekend! 🙂
What’s your favourite Olympic event to watch? Have you ever attended any of the live Olympic competitions in the past?