Olympics Finishing Up

Well the 2008 Summer Olympics is done with and the medal counts are in. The US leads the overall count with 110 medals but China leads the Gold count with over 50.

It’s been an interesting show, Michael Phelps blew away the mens swimming competitions with a whopping eight gold medals, setting the bar pretty high with several new personal, US, Olympic and World records. The people competing in 2012 are going to have their work cut out for them.

Speaking of bars, parallel bars that is, the Chinese did a heck of a job in the gymnastics although I have to say that some of those girls looked WAY younger than the sixteen years old that they’re supposed to be. I am not a hamster, most of ’em didn’t even look old enough to need acne treatment.

Then there’s the Basketball final which the US won the gold, and the last of the track & field where the American teams again won the gold with some spectacular victories. It’s amazing how they make it look so easy when I know they’ve got to be running their guts out. The guy who ran anchor on the mens 4 x 400 relay looked like he was just casually cruising across the finish line like it was a casual jog instead of an Olympic final.

Now I’m looking forward to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I’ve been looking forward to the Curling competitions since the 2006 winter games ended.

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