24 August 2012, 13:47
So love it or loath it, it’s been everywhere and I have to admit I’ve never been that into the Olympics however, this time round, how could you not??? The main reason I think I’ve heard the majority of people commenting on the Olympic games this time round has to have been due to the appreciation for the human form…. i.e. thighs on the cyclists, the bums on the runners and those underwater cameras ……… its been the highlight of the entire experience ? Many a woman (and a few men) I’ve heard “ooing” as the divers sort themselves when getting out the diving pool! Either I am surrounding myself with a bunch of pervy people or the appreciation for the athletic form has gone through the roof!
I never was much of a sports person when at school. I was the captain of the basketball team at Primary school however think that was a massive oversight as at 8 years old I was about 12stone and 4ft2”. In High school I joined the hockey team, lost the puppy fat and got an attitude however we were all (the girls will remain nameless) banned from playing hockey as we had to many fights after the matches with the better behaved (posh) schools. So it’s safe to say I decided that sport wasn’t really my thing and chose the road to music instead. I do appreciate the hard work that goes in to the games for these people; I just couldn’t see myself doing anything near the training they put themselves though!
Not only do these athletes have amazing bodies they also have sheer determination and huge amounts of will power to go through the daily training, strict lifestyle and say no to fast food and alcohol. I take my hat off to them and can genuinely say I feel really proud of our country for how well they have done and Sir Chris Hoy just melted my heart when he got emotional after his achievements.
I think we can be quite harsh on the athletes as I read in one article how this man thought that the athletes should not have public displays of emotion and they should keep it all under wraps and stay professional. From someone who cries at the sight of a baby eating a rusk I can safely say that I think it just shows how pleased, proud and probably slightly relieved they feel after how well they have done in their chosen sport. However, what I think we do forget is that as tough as these athletes are, at the end of the day they are human beings like you and I and deserve a pint of lager and a bit of a blow out after the entire thing is over :) So to the Olympic athletes who gave us 16 days of shouting at the tv, muscly thighs and underwater cameras, THANK YOU, you’ve made the past few weeks well worth while enjoy a big party! :)
Until 2016, keep up the good work!
Last updated: 24 August 2012, 13:49