Not too much to talk about from Friday’s events. The women’s relay race was pretty impressive and it makes me wonder how we can just get faster and faster over the years. In 3012 do you think we’ll have cut that record in half? How fast can humans become without the assitance of medical science or technology in their systems? I understand the difference now from 100 years ago is due to knowledge of the sport and the human body, training in ways to strengthen the body and knowing the ways it reacts to the sport…basically, we got smarter, yes? Can we continue to get smarter or is this the fastest we’ll ever be?
Things that make you go hmmmmmm………LOL
Gotta run, I’ve got a plane to catch. Believe it or not, I’m headed to the Country the USA just beat in women’s soccer for the gold…Do you know who that is? No worries, I won’t bring up the soccer game. Haha.
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!
Happy Bloggin’ Ya’ll!!
First of all, let me take back a statement I made the other day…I didn’t quite think it through…I will NOT rival Bob Costas in my updates over the Olympics. I’d like to, but the time zone issue just isn’t going to allow me to do that. Here’s why. I’ve got the NBC channel on all day. Things have already occurred in London that I don’t want to know about just yet. So far, I’ve seen some of the bike race, qualifying events in swimming, and some of the women’s soccer (football) match. What I haven’t seen yet are the men’s gymnastics and medal races in swimming. I believe they are happening right now in London, but doesn’t show on NBC until tonight. DON’T TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS! haha…I’ve already informed everyone here that I will be stuck to the TV tonight from 7-11 pm…so I refuse to watch ESPN or read the internet news. Guess that’ll be my theme for the next couple of weeks and I don’t want to ruin it for all of you, so I won’t update until after it shows in the US. And speaking of this issue, when is the Olympics going to come back to the US and help me out with my problem? Where do I vote??? Olympics in Alabama?? THAT’S SO FUNNY!! We don’t even have a major league team of any kind in this state. One can hope though…
Going back to what has already shown today in the USA, I will say this…as most of you know, I don’t particularly enjoy watching soccer…ahem, football….but the USA is playing
Columbia right now and one of the Columbian players has punched Abby (USA) in the eye, without penalty. She’ll probably be penalized after the match when the committee reviews the tape, but emotions are high and I expect this one to creep into another Olympic event…….BOXING!!
I don’t condone violence or poor sportmanship in the Olympic Games, but they’re trying to take out one of the exceptional USA female players and I predict it isn’t going to work out in their favor….isn’t it sad though, that now I’m watching soccer expecting a fight? It’s like watching a NASCAR race for the wreck!
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 love my friends, family, followers, readers…You all are not shy and when I’ve missed something, you don’t hesitate to send me a message or post a comment and I appreciate it. Yesterday I got two messages telling me that there is Olympic activity out there that I am missing! WHAT??
Sure enough…Soccer began yesterday and I had no idea. I’ve been posting schedules, downloading apps, reading the news, and I still don’t really know what’s going on. I just went out to find the results of the soccer games that have been played so far and would you believe they were kind of hard to find? But, I did get my hands on the info and here it is:
Women: USA defeated France 4-2
GB defeated New Zealand 1-0
Men: Honduras playing Moracco right now!
(Other matches for men’s soccer today: Mexico vs. South Korea, United Arab Emirates vs. Uruguay, Great Britain vs. Senegal and Belarus vs. New Zealand)
Now, please keep in mind that I do realize USA Basketball has been involved in Olympic games already, but there are so many in the basketball series that I will wait to update everyone when we get down to the nitty gritty. Soccer’s probably the same, but we shall see.
Happy Bloggin’ ya’ll!