I wonder if the rest of the world is looking forward to getting to bed at their regular hour. The Olympics captured our hearts and minds for the past few weeks. I, myself, was much more tuned in to these games than those in the past. I think I needed to witness a positive global unification. I love thinking that people around the world were watching simultaneously!
For women, this Olympics provided many positive moments. Dara Torres has challenged longheld views of age and athleticism, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh were the picture of female teamwork and competitive spirit, and the story of Samia Yusaf Omar from Somalia embodied the true spirit of these games http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/beijing/track_field/news?slug=cr-somalirunners082408&prov=yhoo&type=lgns .
What were your favorite moments of the games? Whose stories stirred your soul?
And . . . I just have to comment that the bikini clad cheerleaders for beach volleyball were a really poor choice. Does anyone know why they were there????