Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Olympics

Now that the Olympics are over, what are we going to make awkward chit-chat about with strangers in waiting rooms?


Did you watch the games? I’m enjoying the most elongated break from work I’ve ever had (ever!) and I have to admit I was sucked in. My sports (to watch) have always been swimming, diving and gymnastics. I’m mesmerised by the grace of the human body.

This year, I found myself entranced by how emotional the Olympics can be. I don’t remember noticing it any other year, but just imagine the overwhelming excitement, nerves, disappointment and elation the athletes must go through. As a spectator, I swear, sometimes you almost feel it too!










All photo via

Related:  Enter your weight and height to find your Olympian body match aaaaand I laughed out loud (literally) at this piece on Olympic photography.


Phoenix Sincere said...

As a competitor, the eagerness to succeed burns through your blood streams. As fans, we are tuned in spiritually to our desired champion of the sport. We are connected by emotions linked with fear, happiness, failure and success. We are connected. This is the love of life. Now the next conversation topic will be - where did you spend your summer break?

Camila Faria said...

Very emotional indeed! Next Olympics: Rio de Janeiro, YAY!

ElsaD said...

Dude, those links are so funny/interesting! Love the Olympics...It's always entertaining and inspiring! xoxo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I loved the Olympics...I thought this was one of the best years!!Everyone did so well and were really going for it. Was nice to see all the emotions come out when they won or lost even. xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

P.S. My Olympian match was Jessica Ennis :)

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome pics!
Had so much fun watching the Olympics this year!


Fashion babel said...

love that photos, they're so touching!
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Kashaya said...

Great photos from the Olympics.=)

I didn't watch that much of it this year.

Josie said...

I miss the Olympics! No way will I be as excited during the Rio games xxx

oomph. said...

what i noticed this year that i didn't really pay attention to before was how BIG these athletes are! even the girls, their muscles were huge!


Anonymous said...

True. ... I think those athletes have to be mentally so strong...

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

I'm sad that the Olympics are over. I love watching all the athletes, especially the divers, swimmers, gymnasts, and horse riders! It must be amazing to win a medal after training your whole life for this one moment. :D

trishie said...

I didn't watch much of the Olympics this time, to be honest. Everyone was talking about it so much I felt I didn't need to!

fluff and fripperies said...

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MARTA said...

To be honest i didn't wantch the olympics this year. Having no tv makes it difficult to follow up, but one sport i always make sure i don't miss is synchronised swimming... the Spanish team are always coming up with the weirdest choreos to beat up the Russian.

Btw, how funny these pictures are... it makes you think how silly humans can actually be sometimes!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Since it was happening practically in my back yard I was riveted! I can’t say I have ever noticed how emotional it can be either – I found myself tearing up once or twice too! I was glued to the women’s boxing and couldn’t believe that even though we live in the 21st century, this was the first year that they were allowed to compete! I am now gearing up for the Paralympics in a few weeks (which I have tickets to....eeek!!)

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little t said...

Dainty Doll- nice body match!

Yeah maybe it was the proximity that made it so exciting this time round, Josie. I hadn't thought of that.

Oomph- oh yes! All through the ladies boxing, I couldn't stop commenting on it. My family were like JUST WATCH IT!