Ooooo weeeeee! What a week it’s been. Tensions are SUPER high in our country but we have to realize that life will and does go on. While we have all been glued to the TV looking at politics and ranting (or scrolling through rants) on social media I’d like to clue you in on a few sportsy things that have happened. I think we can all use a little light-hearted relief, wouldn’t you say? Here are a few things that happened somewhere between the last few debates and election day that your sports lover might have noticed, but may have escaped you.
For those of you that have been following along with my obsession over the Olympics, you know that part of it is all things gymnastics with an emphasis on Simone Biles. What you may not know is not only is Simone a hometown girl, but her brother Ron and I went to high school together! After going down high school memory lane, and giving me a Rio recap Ron invited my family and I to a reception welcoming home Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, and of course I accepted the invitation.
Last week it was reported that gold-medal swimmer Ryan Lochte and 3 of his Team USA swim mates were robbed at gun point at a gas station in Brazil. On Tuesday it was then reported that Ryan Lochte and the crew made it all up! Not only did they make it all up but they vandalized the gas station while being under the influence! So I thought it was appropriate to take a closer look into who Ryan Lochte is (or who he thinks he is).
As the flag holder’s events came across my screen, I started to notice that not only did I not know that Djibouti, Tuvalu, and Mauritania were countries but I also didn’t know that trampoline, modern pentathlon, and handball were actual events in the Olympics! I feel like I can’t be the only one! So I did a little research for us…you’re welcome!
If you are like most people you will probably tune in and turn on to the Olympics after it kicks off or when you hear people in the office going on and on about who did what and how fast so-and-so did such-and-such. And that’s ok! Let’s be real, we are all kind of fair weather fans for the Olympics because we only catch up with these athletes every 4 years. But that’s what your girl is for! Here is my super short list I am calling Olympics in 60 Seconds: 5 Team USA Athletes You Need To Know.