Thursday, July 26, 2012

London State of Mind

I'm sure we all are... the opening ceremony of the Olympics is just a few hours away and I'm sure we all are looking forward to see our national teams do their best to get that prized gold medal. I'm also looking forward to see the images a friend of mine will be posting of all he's going to see there... Lucky B@#$%@!!!


Do you know what sports you'll be setting your DVR for? In my case no doubt the swimming competition {always exciting!}, fencing {find it very elegant!}, archery {sort of heroic}, and all those gymnastics because those super flexible girls amaze me.


Are you going to London? Are you already there? Tomorrow's ceremony promises to be great {aren't they all?} with a pre-show at 8pm GMT and the actual event happening one hour later. Costa Rica has only one gold medal in the women's swimming category and this year there are a couple of athletes that have a big change of getting a medal... sending my best vibes to them!


I read a post about this girl who was not excited about the Olympics... I love sporting events like this one because you get to see truly passionate people excel at sports, countries come together in a neutral ground to compete fair and square, and it's one of the rare occasions in which people are rewarded in public for a job well done.

Have a nice one and go get ready!

36 comments:

  1. Heartbreaking images honey!!! Totally loved this post!!!Best wishes for a great London Olympic Games.
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  2. Can't believe the Olympics are here already. Didn't we talk about these like a year ago and wow, now they are here...time sure flies. It's going to be exciting!

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  3. Last photo is breathtakig, love it!
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  4. That girl wasn't me by any chance? ;-) Whilst I really appreciate the sporting aspect of the Olympics, it has - unfortunately - turned into just that: one aspect. Sport has become a sideshow to corporate sponsorship and greed. Not even the official logo or mascots can be described as a success as the design is just terrible (the logo) and the mascots look like some one-eyed-aliens... I'm sure I'll get excited eventually, but living in London means that we get to see an awful lot of what's wrong with the whole thing nowadays. A shame, really. xo

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  5. Give me Tour De France any day :)

    Have a great day

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  6. I never get excited until they start and then I'm totally hooked. Swimming is my fave.
    Penny x

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  7. I'm not a huge sports watcher but I do like the gymnastics. I can't believe some people can bend like that. I'm not sure I ever could...

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  8. Very excited- I'm rooting for Ireland. One of our female boxers is set to do well so I'll be looking forward to that. Other than that, I love watching diving the the gymnasts too!

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  9. Yay, the Olympics are finally here! I am really excited to see how South Africa does in this year (hoping for the best) especially in swimming. Can you imagine the vibe in London right now? Wish i could be there. I like the vintage poster

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  10. I'm really excited about the Olympics and think that women's soccer and the men's basketball team are going to be really fun to watch. It's just fun to watch people who are so passionate about something and the human emotions when the realize their dreams. Go USA!

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  11. So exciting!! I was emailing with my friend who lives there and she says everyone is so excited over there. I can't wait for gymnastics myself.

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  12. I definitely want to watch swimming and gymnastics!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  13. I love athletes. I just love watching their muscles and movements. I really torn because I have a free place to stay in the UK during the Olympics but airfare is so expensive!!! Should I go????!

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  14. I'm hoping to catch some this weekend although I was really planning to have more of a time spent outside kind of weekend...hope you are doing well Elie!

    xo Mary Jo

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  15. I've got Olympic fever, too! Can't wait for the Games to kick off! I'll be setting my DVR for swimming, volleyball and basketball. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  16. I'm not a sports kinda girl, so I'm never too excited about these events. Maybe I'll be more excited on the next Olympics, since it's going to be here in Rio.

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  17. I'm really looking forward to it! We are having friends over and watching the opening cermonies together over dinner. :) xx

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  18. I'm always interested in the swimming events too. Oh and track & field.

    xx
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  20. Whoa...that last image is so cool!!! I am so excited for the games to begin!! Totally watching all of the gymnastics!! xoxo

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  21. We are looking forward to watching!!

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  22. Oh man I WISH I could be there to go to some of the games. I'll have to settle for watching them on TV. I wonder if archery will be more popular this year because of the hunger games...

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  23. Crazy excited for tomorrow!! I'll be glued to all of the track and field events, and especially the marathon. :)

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  24. I cannot wait for the opening ceremony. How I wish I was going to be in London. How great would that be.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  25. Wonderful. Am so looking forward to it as well.

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  26. I was living in Costa Rica the year they medaled in women's swimming - I hope they win one again this year. Living in England now, it is very exciting to watch it all unfold around us :)

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  28. Love the tea party idea - I think I might replicate this for the Opening Ceremony! :)

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  29. I wish I was going to London to watch the Olympics, but alas, I'll be sitting on my couch :-)

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  30. i'm definitely excited for the olympics! can't wait to see mens basketball, swimming, womens gymnastics, track and field... all of it :)

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  31. So excited to watch... wish I was there, too! xo style, she wrote

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  32. I'm excited about the swimming and the gymnastics as well. I'm not super excited in that I won't be waking up at 3am to catch an event but I'll definitely be watching :)

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  33. i'm looking forward to swimming, gymnastics and basketball! Excited MUCH! :D
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  34. I am always in a London state of mind! I'm not going to be there for the Olympics, because I don't like the idea of having one of my favorite cities marred by such huge crowds ;-) But I'll probably take a peek at the gymnastics on my pc!

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  35. super excited! tho i'm in australia and haven't got access to cable, the free to air channels here are mostly australian sports like tennis, swimming (of course) and rowing.. wish we had more than five mins of gymnastics at a time because that's my fave!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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