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Brits ‘n Knits ‘n Olympian Hits


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Did you watch the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games? London welcomed the world into it’s grand and historic city three short weeks ago. Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday? The whole thing went very smoothly, by all accounts—with nary a security breach, nor major doping scandal in all the land. The USOC did spin itself into a bit of a pre-Games-tangled-names controversy, yet appears to have smoothed things out beforehand.

And for the love of knitting… Have you seen the impressive public displays of olympic-theme woolen creativity across the UK? Britain’s been busy knittin’ in a warm ‘n fuzzy effort toward knitification of the Games. Click here to check-out my Pinterest board of links gathered so far. Just goes to show what may be achieved through a steady skein of exercise ‘n yarn throwing skills… Way to go, to all you knitterly Brits across the pond!

Way to go! … to Team CDA, too ❤ (my obvious favourite). Throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games, one of my most memorable moments was the response which followed the nasty crash of Canada’s Simon Whitfield. The crash ended the race for Simon. It also caused Costa Rica’s triathlete Leo Chacón to take a body-n-bike-breaking tumble. For both, the race ended with disappointing results. Even so, both men chose to focus on the human spirit, rather than the loss of the flesh. They raised the bar of human excellence by exerting their efforts toward a higher podium. Their fall has become an inspiration to us all!

 

Canadian Maple Leafs

Truly, in its purest form, the Olympics are about youthful enthusiasm and dreams… about hard work and setting goals… about the athletes and how they represent their home country to the best of their abilities. Medals matter, but it’s too easy to get caught up in the medal race. Win or lose, my Canadian pride is in knowing Canada’s athletes showed real passion and played with heart… They made us all proud!

And now, after two weeks in picture-perfect London—filled with athleticism, joy and heartbreak. Two weeks topped with spectacular fireworks in a beautifully designed stadium, featuring an after-party of star-studded musical performances at the closing ceremony (where I loved the aisles spanning the floor of the stadium in British-flag-formation + the fireworks, which reminded me of a candle-lit cake)… The 2012 Summer Olympics have officially come to a close. As always, The Games were a lot of fun to watch. Team BG—including British athletes + (77,000!) volunteers + organizations—smiled and pulled together to pulled-off the Games with huge success and British flare.

And now the torch is passed. Now we wait… wait ‘n knit… wait ‘n knit ‘n look forward to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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2 responses

  1. So glad you enjoyed the Games. They went off better than we Brits expected…but then we like to imagine the worst, it’s our national character! Personally I thought they were spectacular.

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    August 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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