Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Best Moments of the 2012 London Olympics

Well, the official Olympic torch will be extinguished and we'll be looking ahead to Rio in 2016. What did you all think of the Olympics this time around?

Besides the tape delay, NBC's so/so coverage and the Badminton teams throwing the matches (who does that in an Olympic game?), it actually was a pretty memorable Olympics. Here are some of my favorite moments:

--Opening Ceremony
James Bond AND Mr. Bean? Okay, so it wasn't the same as Beijing's drum/fireworks happy opening ceremony, but it showed the rest of the world what England is truly about.

--Michael Phelps Ends His Career Smoothly
Gotta say, I was a little worried when Phelps lost that first match to Lochte. But in the end he came through and earned 4 gold medals and 2 silvers, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time. I just want to know what he does with all those medals. Does he have a special display case for them, or does he just throw them in a box in the back of his closet?

--"Fab Five" U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team
This team is the first women's gymnastics team to bring gold to the U.S. since 1996! Not only was the team as a whole strong, but multiple individual golds were won as well: Gabby Douglas won the all-around, McKayla Maroney won silver for the vault, and Alexanda Raisman won two separate medals as well.
--"McKayla Is Not Impressed Meme"
I don't blame her at all for making that face. After coming all the way and being so close to winning gold, I'd be a little POed too.

--Ryan Lochte's Media Goofs
Not only did his mom say in an interview that he goes out on one-night-stands, but he also admitted that he pees all the time in the pool. Guy can't win.

--Royalty at the Games
I'm a huge fan of Kate Middleton's style, so it was so much fun to see her in the stands at multiple events, along with Prince Harry and Prince Edward as well. I'm actually doing a style post based on what she wore to the Olympic games--look for it soon!

--Usain Bolt
This guy is a beast...first guy to sweep both sprints in consecutive Olympics! This video says it all about him (and I love Bob Costas' commentary in the background!)
--Reading Gold during the Olympics
I heard about the book Gold by Chris Cleave earlier this summer and knew I had to read it. It's a fictional account of two best friends who compete in cycling for Britain and are training for the London 2012 Olympics. The USA doesn't put much of an emphasis on cycling, so it was so cool to read and learn more about it--it sounds like such an amazing sport!

--Crazy Gymnast Parents
I saw this from Meagan at Megs7827 first, and it made my day.This might actually be my favorite part of the Olympics. These parents are crazy. I was never in sports, but if it was, I'm pretty sure my parents would've been like this as well.

What was everyone's favorite part of the Olympics?


  1. I LOVE that the fab 5 won, also the crazy parents cracked me up. They were squirming sooo much!
    Myranda (newest follower)
    Pretty Living PDX

    1. Loved the crazy parents! And the Fab 5 too. I was SO HAPPY that they won! They deserved it.

  2. haha that royalty meme had me cracking up! Mckayla's too. It was a great Olympics and all your highlights were amazing, but what made my Olympics was the Spice Girls reunion. I was OBSESSED when I was younger and fought off going to sleep to stay up for what they came on.

    1. I STILL have all of their songs stuck in my head because of the Closing Ceremony! I was fighting off sleep too towards the end, and forced myself up to see The Who's performance...can't believe we had to wait till after NBC's animal practice show and the local news to see it!

  3. The opening ceremony really was my highlight - so perfectly British with its history and everything - very original and innovative I think :) I loved anything with Bolt in it too - he's such a character! And Mo Farah too bless him! I was just impressed with how well Team GB did to be honest! The Fab Five were pretty impressive too - they had me glued to my TV and I'm not even a fan of gymnastics :P

    1. The opening ceremony was my highlight too. It made me really want to visit the English countryside. And now London is someplace I definitely want to visit! You're so lucky to be living in England.

      Mo Farah was amazing too! Team GB did great, especially on Saturday night...I think they won three events in a row, or at least that's how it looked on TV!

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    1. Definitely my favorite parts too :)

  5. The womens gymnastics! Fab five of course! Have a happy Tuesday and be sure to check out my giveaway ending very soon.

    1. Thanks, I'll be sure to check out the giveaway!


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