As the Rio Olympics approach the final day- I have yet to put on and watch any events. For me, Summer Olympics aren’t as exciting to watch as Winter Olympics. I understand that all of these athletes are the best that each country has to offer. And years of training leads to these moments. There just isn’t anything in the summer games that grabs my attention. Winter Olympics is just, I don’t know, faster. Hockey, luge, skating, skiing- it just moves. The hits are harder, the excitement is stronger.
Sports aren’t my thing at the best of times. But, I’m more likely to turn on a tv to watch sports in the winter vs the summer. The summer is a time for patios and being by the poolside. The winter is a time to stay warm and gather round to enjoy each other’s company. Oftentimes leading to a game on the tv.
As I mentioned before, my son loves doing speed skating, and we have high hopes for him one day. Maybe 2022 Winter Olympics? I could only hope. That being said, I fully support all the athletes, their families, the coaches, and hometowns who want to see them succeed. This year, the Canadian Women are doing extremely well in Rio, and that’s great to see.
I enjoyed when Vancouver hosted the Olympics. It was well received with a beautiful backdrop, and showed the world that we have what it takes to continue to host any major event. Vancouver hosted Expo ’86 thirty years ago and that originally put us on the map for the world to see.
During the 2010 Olympics, my wife and I were lucky enough to go to watch the Freestyle Downhill Ski Jump finale. The energy was amazing to see an event firsthand. I would watch another event any day, no matter the event.
On a final note: As always, Go Canada!