Monday, August 11, 2008

The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics


The Olympics will always have a unique spiritual undertone. They remind us that no matter where we come from or what language we speak that underneath it all we are equally human. For a couple of weeks we get to see just how connected our world really is. We get to see touching stories about athletes who have spent their whole lives training for a moment to make their country, their family and their friends proud. Most athletes will walk from the summer games without a medal, but they will leave forever changed and so will we, the viewers.

What have some of your favorite Olympic moments been so far?

3 comments:

Felicity said...

Definitely that one from the swimming relay! I've never enjoyed an aquatic event like that, but, you are right, there is a spiritual undertone to it all. I love it!

Reub said...

Im excited about Phelps domination in the Olympics.! 9 gold medals!! Good article Karen.

SolShine7 said...

So far I've enjoyed watching the USA vs. China match-ups in basketball and gymnastics. I also really got into handball, beach volleyball, water polo and indoor volleyball and tennis. I hope Serena Williams gets a gold metal.

Other cool stories have been India winning their first individual gold metal, Ronda Rousey winning the bronze in judo and the USA womens softball team dominating.