Monday, 25 August 2008

Withdrawal

I think I have withdrawal!
Yep, the Olympics have only been over for 24 hrs and I miss it!
I can't wait til the next one. Pity I have to wait 4 yrs til it starts.

I love sport...ok, there, I'll admit it!
I'll watch just about anything...except golf. I draw the line at golf...not that exciting, unless you're there.

I loved everything about the Olympics. The highs, the lows, the excitement, the hard work, the friendships, the tears, the loss and the victories. But most of all...it restored my belief in human nature. That for 2 weeks we could all get along, no matter where we are from, no matter what we believe in. That's what makes the Olympics so special.

I shed many a tear over the stories behind some of the athletes, what they had to endure...good and bad. They amaze me at their strength and belief that they can achieve anything they set their minds to.
One athlete, who really touched me, was the German weightlifter, Matthius Steiner. His story was so amazing. He was not even a medal chance, or so the comentators thought, but against all odds, he won. He won it for his late wife, who died in a car crash one year earlier. He promised her he'd try and win a gold for her. If you don't know the story, you can read about him here.
Inspiring stuff.

Chat soon,
Chelle Xx

4 comments:

scrapwitch said...

yeah ,and lets not forget all that buff sweaty eye candy !

Annierose said...

your comments hit home for me ... I had withdrawal symptoms yesterday! amazing spectacle wasn't it - amazing human feats! loved the emotion!

Maz said...

LOL @ Witchy's comments... Yep, I loved the Olympics too and those athletes are definate eye candy... YUMMO!

I miss it too - the only thing I didn't like about the Olympics was Channel 7's RUBBISH coverage. Soooooo many useless montages!! But aside from that, I am an Olympic nut too!

Maz xx

Double D Danie said...

hey i'm going through the same thing (withdrawal wise) and actually you only have to wait 2 years for the winter olympics in vancouver bc. all the same though... that is a really long time.