Olympic fever???

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Olympic fever???
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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 9:20pm

I don't watch sports the entire year and then the Olympics come on and I'm absolutely hooked!  Just wondering if anyone else is glued to their TV sets.  I pretty much drop everything during the Olympics.  My dad always whines and so he ends up baking cakes while my Mom watches the Olympics at their house.  I usually get a cake out of it though! 

I'm super excited for gymnastics most of all, I can't ever seem to get enough!  I also watch a lot of swimming, diving, and try to catch what I can of Track and Field. What are you most excited to see in the Olympics or do you have a favorite Athelete that you're watching and hoping will win?  Athelete wise I'm excited to see the Gabby Douglas, the gymnast who has been training in Iowa. We're always proud to have an Iowan (or close to being an Iowan) in the Olympics! We also have Lolo Jones who is in Track and Field. 

Let's here what you're most excited about!

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 12:08pm
I've been watching a bit of it. Last night we couldn't seem to change the channel from the diving/swimming that was on. Oh those abs!

This year I seem to be more interested because I feel connected. My brother and SIL are in London covering the games. My SIL is the sports editor for a paper in Santa Cruz and was lucky enough to land a press pass. My brother is just along as a freelance photographer and copy editor. They are blogging about the trip and its so fun to read what they have been experiencing.






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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 12:46pm
I'm totally hooked! Last night was so emotional to see Jordyn Wieber not get to the all around competition. Hard not to cry right along with her :smileysad:

Our own iVillage correspondent, Kelly Wallace, is in London doing behind the scene's coverage, totally hooked on her blog also!

http://www.ivillage.com/2012-summer-olympics-behind-scenes-day-three/1-a-475544

Did you all see opening ceremonies? I thought they did a pretty good job with it, the lighting of the cauldron was incredible.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 9:20pm
Melissa I was so sad about Jordan Weiber. I was mad that they kept showing her crying even in the background when they interviewed Ali.

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