What a difference a day makes…9 medals given out to Americans yesterday, 5 of them gold, and we have finally taken a solid lead in the medal count.
We got four of those medals (2 gold, 2 silver) in the men’s decathlon and triple jump. One of our girls got a gold in boxing (C. Shields), our women’s soccer (football) team got the gold over Japan, we got a silver in the women’s marathon swimming event (H. Anderson), a bronze in men’s taekwondo (T. Jennings), and our men got the gold in water polo!
What an awesome Olympic day for the USA…congrats winners!
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We’re running out of days…and honestly, when the track and field events come on and I see the men primping for the camera and striking their superman poses, I turn it off. These sports lose their sparkle for me when it turns into someone trying to “cement his legend” instead of just young and raw talent trying to compete against others in the same new boat. I guess it’s like the pros versus college sports. I’ll take college sports any day over the drama queens of pro sports. Now, they’re not all drama queens of course, but the drama that goes on is too much for me to stress about. Watch college sports for the value of a kid trying to make his/her way in the world of sports and you’ll see what I mean.
Now…back to the status of the Olympics. Day twelve found Americans in the final of women’s beach volleyball. That was kinda cool and of course, the reigning champs prevailed again. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh completed their three-pete of Olympic Golds and I believe we got a peak at their replacements on the podium for the next Olympics.
And my goodness, looky here…we have reclaimed our lead in the medal count! GO USA! Only a couple more days to see if we can stay on top…should be interesting!
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I believe I may have missed a day…it was probably a day full of track and field heats. As my patience wore thin with Statistics this weekend, I have to admit I fast forwarded through an entire 5 hour recording of qualifying heats, touching interviews, and clever commercials. As I did, I noticed there was an awful long interview with Michael Phelps. I’m sure it was great, but honestly, I could not bear to sit through another recount of the wonderful things he has accomplished. No offense Michael, but I get it already.
And GB? Wow, you’ve had a terrific weekend. Some awesome things happended for you on the track, in the gym, and on the tennis court……eh? Congrats!
And would you lookie here………China still has the lead in the medal count……..must have been that men’s gymnastics floor routine. Sure was a good one.
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So, I finally skipped a day of Olympics. Completely. I didn’t catch any of it and when I went to go speed through the commercials and watch the events I adore, the usual nightly program wasn’t recorded.
Actually, I was exhausted and ok with it But, I did need to go in and do the medal count for everyone. Hope this doesn’t include anything from today, and if so, my apologies….
BUT WTH?? How did China take over the top spot AGAIN? Guess I can’t miss anymore Olympics! And look at you GREAT BRITAIN!! WOW
USA teams were taking care of business on day six. In some very highly anticipated events Gabby got the Gold in the women’s gymnastics individual all around, Phelps and Lochte got Gold and Silver respectively in a much awaited matchup, so with those and some others great medal achievements on day six, we finally took the medal count lead.
I don’t expect to lose the lead with track and field events coming up, but we shall see. GO USA!!
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The good, the bad, and the ugly. That’s what happened today for the good ol’ US of A. The good really was great with Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers gaining Gold in swimming, while Team Captain Rebecca Soni earned a Silver…..and I heard we got a bronze in Judo and a bronze in men’s synchonized diving, but the bad and the ugly happened in the gymnastics arena. Wow, what a disappointing round for our guys and so very shocking. Congrats to China, Japan (questionable ending), and Great Britain for being able to make it to the podium…especially GB! It’s been so long since GB has medaled in gymnastics, the commentators said there’s not a person alive who saw their previous medal win. What do you say over there…good day mate….bloody awesome gent…something along those lines, I believe.
But to check out the gymnastics drama of why the Japanese team went from no medal to Silver, Great Britain went from Silver to Bronze, and the poor Ukraine went from Bronze to nothing within a five minute timeframe, read this Sports Illustrated Article…and then send all your well wishes to the USA gymnasts….you’ve still got individuals guys!! HANG IN THERE!!
Meanwhile, here are the medal standings after three days……..
Yay…it’s finally here. And yes, I’d normally say Friday, but this is no ordinary Friday, it is the Friday athletes have waiting four years for and London has probably been anticipating all that could go wrong today for a long time. D-day if you will.
But, let me go back to “football”, aka soccer.
Here are the results from the men’s games yesterday:
**Great Britain tied Senegal 1-1 (This is where I get my geography lessons…never heard of Senegal…and how do you end things in a tie??)
**Belarus beat New Zealand 1-0 (If I asked you to show me Belarus on a map right now, bet you couldn’t do it!)
**Brazil beat Egypt 3-2 (Did anyone have a clue Egypt played soccer? I’ve got to upgrade my thinking)
**Gabon tied with Switzerland 1-1 (Gabon? Come on, seriously? It sounds like the size of Cleveland)
I can’t really understand what it is telling us, but maybe if I watch the ceremonies it’ll all come together….
The plans for tomorrow you ask?? Well, I’d like to see the men’s qualifying rounds in gymnastics…and there are some men’s swimming races…and according to the London 2012 website, there will be medals given out tomorrow in cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting.
So, here we go everyone….let the games begin…and GO USA!!!!
I got the following from kaboose.com and thought it fitting for today’s blog…hope you enjoy!
Why do we celebrate the 4th of July??
Most people in the United States celebrate the 4th of July, but do you know exactly why the holiday is so important to our country? Imagine how you would feel if someone older than you (maybe an older sister or brother) kept telling you what to do all of the time and kept taking more and more of your allowance. That is how the colonists felt in the years leading up to 1776. Great Britain kept trying to make the colonists follow more rules and pay higher taxes. People started getting mad and began making plans to be able to make their own rules. They no longer wanted Great Britain to be able to tell them what to do, so they decided to tell Great Britain that they were becoming an independent country.
The Congress met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and they appointed a committee to write a formal document that would tell Great Britain that the Americans had decided to govern themselves. The committee asked Thomas Jefferson to write a draft of the document, so he worked for days, in absolute secret, until he had written a document that he thought said everything important that the committee had discussed. On June 28, 1776, the committee met to read Jefferson’s “fair” copy (he put his best ideas together and wrote them neatly.) They revised the document and declared their independence on July 2, 1776. They officially adopted it on July 4, 1776. That is why we call it “Independence Day.” Congress ordered that all members must sign the Declaration of Independence and they all began signing the “official” copy on August 2, 1776. In January of the next year, Congress sent signed copies to all of the states.
The Declaration of Independence is more than just a piece of paper. It is a symbol of our country’s independence and commitment to certain ideas. Well, the signers of the Declaration of Independence wanted the citizens of the United States to have a document that spelled out what was important to our leaders and citizens. They wanted us to be able to look at the Declaration of Independence and immediately think of the goals we should always be working for, and about the people who have fought so hard to make these ideas possible. The people who signed the Declaration risked being hanged for treason by the leaders in Great Britain. They had to be very brave to sign something that would be considered a crime! So every time we look at the Declaration of Independence, we should think about all of the effort and ideas that went into the document, and about the courage it took for these people to stand up for what they knew was right — independence!
Everyone be safe today and remember the people who have sacrificed in the name of freedom.
Comment here and tell me about your favorite Independence Day memories….even if you’re not an American, tell me about your favorite holiday memories from your home. I might even give out awards…hint hint……….
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