Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Olympic Games: Rio 2016

Ever since I was young, I've always loved watching sport events... I don't know where this love comes from. Other than curling, I've never really practiced a sport. Sure, I enjoyed track and field and phys ed classes in school, but that's about it. There's also a lot of sports I would not try... Yet, when it's on TV, I'm there. And when you add patriotism to the mix, I'm your leading cheerleader LOL. Needless to say, the Olympic Games are my version of TV heaven :)

Officially, Rio 2016 is starting on Friday with the opening ceremony. Unofficially though, it started today with the first games in the women's soccer tournament. Canada did well, upsetting Australia 2-0! There's been a lot of drama revolving around Rio 2016 and more so than usual, especially with the doping scandal. However, I believe that in the end, the beauty of sports will prevail... and I seriously can't wait for the Olympic Games to start and the first medals to be awarded :)

So I'm curious... are you a fan of the Olympic Games? What events will you be watching? Any particular athletes you'll be following?

When it comes to Olympic Games, I almost watch everything. Although I admit that basketball, boxing, field hockey, golf and water polo aren't much my cup of tea. Also, I prefer events that don't have too many qualification rounds or that don't span on too many days. I guess if I really had to choose, track and field, swimming, rowing, gymnastics and all the racing events are my favorites LOL.

As for athletes, I definitively have a list of people I want to follow during these games. Most of them are veterans and have been to the Olympics already and that's why I know them :) Others are medal hopes for Canada and have been featured predominantly as we neared the games. However, I don't have one in mind particularly ;)

Last, but not least, kudos to Team Canada on FB. They did a really fabulous job showcasing athletes, the qualification process and just stir up excitement for the Olympic Games. It was a lot easier this year to get ready for the Olympics :)


  1. I am a fan of the Olympic games. During the Olympics is when I watch ALL sports and not just the ones I like.

    I'm Team USA through and through. :)

  2. Wena - I understand sports is not for everyone, but... Olympic Games are special in my opinion ;)

    LOL, I'm Team Canada 4ever!

  3. I used to watch most when I was younger. Mostly gymnastics and diving. Now, not so much. Just kind of watch the medal count. If I can catch a certain sport, i'll watch.

  4. I love the Olympics to the point where I even watch the weirdo sports (I say this with love!) like table-tennis, hand ball and archery. I tend to keep them on non-stop, even if for just background noise :)

  5. Isabel - nod nod. is it because you're busier now you think?

    Wendy - LOL, I'm the same way Wendy! :) I'll watch whatever they show. How's the coverage in the US? I heard there's a lot of events they are not broadcasting live. Also, can you stream events?

    1. We're tape delayed where I am. I think streaming is an option? But I haven't explored since, you know, Day Job. We've been recording a lot of it and rewatching.

  6. I use to watch when I was a little kid but not so much in recent years. Plus, I don't have cable and not sure if I can watch online. Happy you're enjoy it so much. I do keep up with Team Canada thanks to you! :)

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