Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Olympics!


The Olympics are here, the Olympics are here! While I enjoy the summer olympics 10x more than the winter (after all, it is the one time every 4 years that people like to pay attention to swimming), I am excited whenever the Olympics come around.  It unites our country to pull for fellow Americans and it is also a chance to look at these athletes and think "man, I wish I could do that." This year will be different for me since I am in France - I do not have 24 hour access to a tv like I would at home so I am not sure how much I will actually be able to see. However, I was able to watch most of the opening ceremony last night. Here are a few of my thoughts on the Olympics so far.

  1. Combining two of my favorite things, fashion and sports, I am always excited to see what Ralph Lauren designs for the US Olympians to wear in the opening ceremony.  I personally loved this years look.  Some people said it was too patriotic, "too America", but I say it is the Olympics.  At what other event or time do you want to represent your country more than at the Olympics?  Not to mention the fact that those sweaters looked really comfortable.  
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  2. I have a slight feeling that Sochi wasn't ready for the Olympics to begin.  Having read through numerous tweets and articles from media and other people there, I know I am not alone in those thoughts. Russia spent $51 billion dollars on the olympics. Yes, that is billion with a b.  With all of that money (and it's not like it was a surprise that the Olympics were coming - they have had years to prepare) it is hard to see what exactly Russia has been doing.  I thought the opening ceremony was pretty cool, and I liked that as the athletes walked out their country was lit up on the floor underneath them.  The one big flop from the ceremony was the rings. 
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  3. My favorite part of the ceremony besides Team USA you ask? Easy. The Russian Police Choir singing "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk.  You could just believe me that watching this video can take any bad day and make it better, but you might as well just watch for yourself. (note - this video is not from last night, but from a few months ago.  I think it is a better recording to fully grasp the awesomeness that is the Russian Police Choir. Apparently they have done covers of many other songs including Skyfall by Adele.  BRB going to watch it now!)


Perfect timing to end this post, I just saw that USA has won it's first gold! Congratulations, Sage!

What did you think of the opening ceremony? Do you like the sweaters that Ralph Lauren designed? Leave me a comment & let me know!

à la prochaine!




2 comments:

  1. I didn't watch the opening ceremonies...ahhh!!!! But I'm going to catch up right now. I agree...I like for the outfits to be super patriotic, so I liked them! PS...the video isn't working (but I want to see it!)

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    1. The ceremonies were definitely different since there were french commentators but luckily watching was enough to understand :) and I put in a different link, hopefully it will work this time! Not sure what happened. Thanks for letting me know!

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