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.
For my dining room table I wanted a cool centerpiece that was a definite nod to the Olympics without being too cheesy. I came up with the idea of having graduated stands to hold my platters that would look like the awards stand at the Olympics. Check out my DIY super easy Award Platter Stands that I am pretty excited to have at my Olympics Themed party for the opening ceremonies.