Counting Down to the London Olympic Games!
Less than 7 days, till the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games! I am so excited, I have always loved the summer games. I will be glued to the television to watch swimming, diving, gymnastics, and track and field! My family thought I was nuts during the Olympic trials, just waiting to see who would make the team. Sadly, wrestling does not get television time, otherwise I would be watching that too!
I can not wait to see how they open the games, as each Opening Ceremony is 100% unique to the country where the games are held. (I can not wait to see the Royal Family, and see the Queen!) I have always loved the parade of nations, and the introduction of the countries taking part in the games. There are huge delegations like the USA, but it is the really small countries that can only host a few athletes that really move me. I am also a sucker for what will they be wearing? Will it be a smart looking new sports suit or native costume? The Opening Ceremonies also includes the lighting of the Olympic flame, by a torch that has traveled the world to arrive to the host country! They always do it in a new way, how will they light it in London?
Will you be watching the Opening Ceremonies, next Friday night? Have an athlete that you can not wait to see walk into the stadium? Who are you cheering for?