The Sport Party Is Finally Over – See You Again in 2016

So…the party is finally over. I am going to miss seeing all those sports. It had been such a great fun seeing them competing for their countries.

I am not a sporty girl in a sense that I do a lot of sport…but growing up with all boys in the family shapes my watching preference a bit. I enjoy watching sport since childhood. I have been following Olympic since Atlanta and was captivated by how amazing the moment was. Sport units all nations into one and every athletes are giving their best to make their country proud….I just love seeing that kind of spirit.

Throughout 2012 Olympic, I didn’t exclude any sport at all…I greedily watched whatever TVRI showed us. From wrestle to weightlifting, from swimming to gymnastic, and I even watched the sport I don’t usually watch on daily basis even though it’s on TV all the time…I am talking about football.

Congratulation to Mexico for their gold, Brazil for their silver and Korea for their bronze in men’s football. Japan didn’t get anything there but the lades gave their country silver.

During the last week of Olympic, I was hoping to see more Synchronize swimming…too bad TVRI didn’t show much of it 😦 . I only saw 2 performances.

But I enjoy a lot of athletic games. Those high jumper athletes always amazed me. They could jump over 2 meters…it was amazing. I didn’t get to see the 3 Jamaicans winning the sprint but I read about it…I wish I had seen it.

Apart from all the sports…Of course I watch the sport I enjoy the most…BASKETBALL!!

The team I admired the most, because they gave great fight against USA dream team, the Lithuanian team,  was defeated by Russian team. When Russia tried to advance to final, I was cheering for them. they were playing against Spain. Spain defeated them on second half. But then I cheered Spain in the final against USA.

Spain this year was a lot better than 4 years ago…they gave USA such hard time. Although I was cheering for Spain but I really didn’t care who would win…what’s more important was how the exciting the game was.

The final was how a final supposed to be 🙂

So happy to see such great match in the end of the Olympic. Spain was not an easy match for USA….great battle was delivered to us by both teams…I enjoyed every second of that game!!

And then the Closing ceremony marked the end of Olympic 2012.

have I told you that I like British musicians more than any country in this world? It was such a treat seeing the closing ceremony. John Lennon, The Who, Queen and my second favorite band MUSE were on the stage…they, and the also other musicians, were the jewels of England. Love them deeply.

Love seeing how happy the athletes were…their smile radiated at me…I also smile seeing them smile. What a beautiful event The Olympic is. Love and Competition united as one 🙂

Here is Muse singing the 2012 Olympic theme song (I will change the video once I found a better one or download it here)

And now…the flame has been extinguish.

…time to wait for another 4 years, we will see it again in 2016 at Rio de Jainero, Brazil (^_^)/

Ps. look at these lovely photos of the games at Guardian.co.uk.

16 thoughts on “The Sport Party Is Finally Over – See You Again in 2016

  1. I love watch the Olympics. I’m bored with other sports but the sheer choice of events and the way the world comes together to compete makes the Olympics exciting. The Olympic atmosphere in Britain was feverish. It was like nearly everybody I encountered was talking about it! The opening and closing ceremonies were also cool.

    1. The fun part of olympic is indeed seeing how the world come together to compete.

      unfortunately, it wasnt as feverish as in your place here. I had no one to talk about the olympic but my own family.

      I like the opening concept more but I enjoy the performances in the closing.

  2. Did you watch the women’s basketball? I watched the match between France and Great Britain and was in my wit ends as they fought so well and France win by a one ball and I must say the French captain Dumerc was the best 3-point shooter I ever saw!

    I like watching the track and field as well. Since we live in London, we have been soaking up the atmosphere in the city. It’s been great.

    1. No, I didn’t watch it, TVRI didn’t show the game. I watched the semifinal tho. From the sound of it, it looked like a great game, I wish they had shown it 😦 I love tight game.

      Did you go to any of the sport competition? If i live in England, I would have gone to one of the stadiums or arena 😉

      1. Novroz,
        There were many restrictions to buying the ticket initially. Buyers have to bid, have to bid online, have to this and that… I got cissed off. Even to get to the Olympic Park you have to buy tickets from the website and not expect there is a ticket booth at the gate! it was all very disappointing… so I gave up trying to get a ticket. 😦

          1. Yeah I did watch some on the TV, but mostly featured only Great Britain team. I have to go to BBC website to watch the final badminton match between Malaysia and China!

          2. That’s understandable, every country wants to feature their country.

            Ah that match was amazing, too bad Chong Wei was defeated, I was hoping he would win as it wasn’t fun seeing China takes all the gold in badminton.

  3. We missed the MUSE performance, so thanks for putting the vid on here. My hubby quite like ’em. For me, the highlights of the closing ceremony were the We Will Rock You song, Spice Girls, AND when the devastatingly gorgeous David Gandy came on w/ all the models I did not pay attention to the female ones at all! He’s so beautiful! Kind of like a modern, more sexed-up Gregory Peck! 🙂

    1. Too bad the video is not good. I am still looking for the good one to put here…but all I got is the download file.

      Whoa…he is indeed gorgeous!!! i didn’t pay attention at him at all as I didn’t know him…Thanks for the photo, Ruth 🙂

  4. For some reason I just have never gotten into the olympics. It may have something to do with our country being so sport centric all the time to start with. Or maybe it’s some sort of character flaw, but I managed to watch zero olympics coverage.

    1. I am guessing your country is US, am I right?
      My country is sort of sport centric too, especially football and badminton…but it never makes me bored with Olympic. It’s not just about sport for me, it’s a bout human spirit and determination to do their best.
      Zero Olympic coverage is not a big deal, we all have our own preference 😉 I too manage to watch zero football coverage during World Cup…I am not a big fan of football.

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