We watch the Olympics for different reasons. Some of us our former athletes who never made the Olympic pilgrimage but know those who do or simply still remember the thrill of competition. Others are parents or relatives of Olympic Hopefuls. Others of us just love sports and love this 2 week onslaught of non-stop action. It’s great to see the display of the most incredible athletes in their sport, representing their country and giving it everything they have to win a medal for their country. The one special thing I love to see however is the ultimate display of respect and sportsmanship by athletes of the world.
The 2012 Summer Olympic games in London are historic for so many reasons:
- Each country represented had at least one female athlete – first time ever!
- Team USA had more female athletes than men
- Both Team USA and China’s women won more medals than their men team mates
- Team USA women’s basketball won their 5th straight Olympic gold – no other team has done that in basketball
- Gabby Douglas was the first Black gymnast to win gold in both the team and invidividual all-round competition and of course the Fierce Five simply gettin’ it done!
- Team USA womens 4x100m track team set a new ridiculous world record to take gold
- Team USA women boxers won gold and bronze medals – first Olympics ever for this event
- Serena then Serena and Venus Williams
- Misty May-Treanor and Kelly Walsh successfully won gold for the 3rd consecutive Olympics – last time they’ll play together
- Missy Franklin racking up the hardware in the pool
- Team GB Jessica Ennis was simply outstanding in the heptathlon
- Princess Kate is a true fanatchick and really got out to many of the competitions to support Team GB (and others)
- …I mean honestly, this list could go on and on recognizing women’s achievements these past 2 weeks.
What these Olympics were able to show more than even past Olympic games was whatever boys can do, girls can do better! =o)
CONGRATULATIONS FROM FANATCHICKS TO ALL THE ATHLETES – WOMEN AND MEN – WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE 2012 OLYMPIC SUMMER GAMES.