Gold medals

Olympics I love them, always have ever since I was kid laying in front of the TV wondering how they ski so fast or did that jump on skates. I not only Love them for all the really cool and amazing acts people perform from around the world. But also what the Olympics mean for world with peace, getting along, team work, hard working, and community with everyone.

While I’m sitting here watching the Olympics in Bulgarian for the second time, I must say I see different things and get more of the non-American meaning of it all. Watching EuroSport is much different then NBC, they show a lot of Europeans and not much of the Americans, along with the sports they show over and over is much different like ski jumping is huge, where in the states its not know much let along watched. I knew it was big beacuse the past two winters I have watching it on days I have nothing to do along with cross-country skiing, you don’t really see that on ESPN during the winter but here it is shown. So they show those sports then say over hockey.
This past year I was able to see in Greece some of the places in Athens and then we even went to the old stadiums for the Athens games so it was and you get a idea more about it. The Greeks knew what they were doing and Its wonderful that we have it going.

It brings the world together and well we need that even if its every two year and for a month. It helps it lets people better understand and get to know places, sports, way of life, and people from around our world. In some ways it does help and brings world peace as much as that is possible which even just a little can help. It lets kids dream, it lets countries hope, and it lets the world understand just a bit better.
More dreams is all you can ask for!!

So I will spend the next month watching as much as I can. Along with watching online and reading what I can’t see.
I hope in the near future to be able to go to one, I would love to go to the Russian or Brazil again. So we will see.

Happy Olympic watching and Go USA!

About AEK
A graduate student at St. Kate's in the MAOL program where I'm a Peace Corps Fellow. I'm a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Bulgaria 2008-10. I have a B.A. in Anthropology from Luther College, where I gained my love for travel.

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