Friday, July 13, 2012

The Greatest Olympic Moments

So...who's excited for the Olympics? This girl! I was waiting to post this until the actual Olympics, but since the opening ceremony is only two weeks from today (!) 

NBCOlympics.com has a feature in which you rank the three greatest moments in Olympic history, so I thought I'd share my pics with you! Do you all remember these?

1. Dad Helps Son Finish Race (1992)


Such an inspiring video! I don't want to say anything...just watch it.

2. 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony



I remember watching this live and thinking it was the most incredible thing I've ever seen. Apparently London is going to try to top it--we'll see!

3. Phelps wins by 100m Butterfly by .01 second


I was on the edge of my seat thinking Phelps would actually lose one of his events! I can't believe he won by a hundredth of a second. Just think how upset the guy was who lost to Phelps...I feel kind of bad for him! It was so close.

  Go watch NBC's gallery of greatest Olympic moments and tell me which our your favorites! What are you looking forward to see at this year's Olympics?


P.S. Apparently a family friend's daughter is competing in the Olympics! She's competing in the taekwondo events, representing Panama. Everybody cheer for Carolena Carstens!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these! I'm not in the US right now and NBC isn't big on letting people view their things outside of the country!

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    1. Ugh that sucks that they're not letting you see the video! I heard that they're airing these on TV the week before the opening ceremonies, so maybe you can check your local listings and see them then?

      I just went to Italy and was so frustrated that I couldn't watch any American TV shows and that Hulu/Pandora weren't working at all. It's not fair!

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  2. Awwwww. Such a great post! I'm looking forward to some great moments this year - and all the best to Carolena!

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to some great moments this year as well--hopefully these Olympics will be just as exciting as Beijing was!

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  3. Incredible clips!! I can't wait for the Olympics...so exciting that it's only 2 weeks away!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    Toodles,
    Twirling Clare
    twirlingclare.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, two weeks to go! I can't wait, I've been looking forward to this the whole year. Hope your weekend was great!

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  4. Great post! I can't wait for the Olympics, my life kind of goes into standby mode whenever the games are on (I don't hate it).
    - Devon

    retrouvillesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. My life goes into "standby" mode as well! I tend to plan appointments and errands based on when the Olympics are airing an event I don't care to watch, lol.

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  5. Ahhh! I loved watching these! I am so excited for the olympics!

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    1. Me too! Can't wait...two weeks to go!

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    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much Tricia! That's so kind of you. Hopping over to your blog now to check it out :)

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  7. Oh my gosh...My husband and I are OLYMPIC NUTS!!!!! We absolutely love the Olympics and cannot wait to watch them this year!!! We planned on going to London to see a few events, but decided to do the "responsible" thing and buy a house instead.... Oh well, totally worth it :) Someday, we WILL go see the Olympics, it's on our bucket list. Someone I went to high school with (Chicagoan!) made it for the 3,000 steeplechase!!! SO COOL! I can't wait to watch him on TV.

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  8. the opening ceremony in beijing gives me chills!

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