I am an Olympic watcher. Heck, I'm an addict; since shabbos ended, our TV has not shut off during the hours the games were playing. I obviously cannot watch the games at work, but I watch from the moment they begin later at home (8-whenever they end). Last night I stayed up till 12:30 watching men's gymnastics. And today, I'll stay up till they end again, watching ladies gymnastics.
The other day while watching the ladies gymnastics qualifications, it became clear that the Chinese government is full of it. The Olympic committee said that atleast 4 of the girls on the Chinese team were under qualifying age. So they checked the passports of the girls on the team, and stupidly said that they must be qualified. Seriously now...This is the chinese government, they LIED. I don't know how many of you watched the gymnastics, but one of the girls was in no possible way 15. She looked 12. Its horrible that the Chinese were given permission to host. Makes me upset.
Anyway, for happy news...
On Sunday, I saw Michael Phelps and the US swim team beat the stinky French (pun intended ;)), the face Phelps made was priceless.
I get so excited watching swimming, mostly because I used to take swim lessons, and I love to swim. Earlier while watching Phelps win his 10th Gold (overall olympic career), I was in absolute awe at how they can do the butterfly stroke so quickly. The butterfly is probably the hardest stroke and not only did these guys have to swim for 200 meters, but they had to do it super fast.
Absolutely amazing how talented people could be.
I want to go for a swim and I want to meet Michael Phelps :-)