As of this moment, the US is on top of the London Olympics medal stand with 92 medals, 41 of which are gold. Can I get a shoutout? U-S-A! Yesterday was a big day for many of our athletes. Women’s Soccer-GOLD; Women’s Water Polo-GOLD; Women’s boxing-GOLD (and the first time women competed in this event); Men’s Decathlon-GOLD & SILVER; Women’s 200-m-GOLD; and there are many many more from over the course of the Games.
Watching the Olympians and seeing how proud–but proud in a good way–is an awesome thing to see. Even the commercials this year have been great in my opinion. I especially like the one (can’t remember the product though) that makes the point that these Olympians haven’t watched television or read that best-seller book during all their year of training. It shows the level of dedication that must exist to compete in these Games. And it certainly makes me want to be a bit more rock solid in all aspects of my life. Be it how I take care of my health and body, what kind of role model I am to others, how I perform in my job, how I treat my friends and family, and how I live out my faith. These athletes have shown signs in many and/or all of these areas and when they aren’t true role models the media picks up on those pieces as well.
If you could be an Olympian what sport would you choose and how would you be an ambassador to your country?