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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 12

Catalina Ponor (Romania, gymnastics) uses a veteran’s sensibility to stay on the balance beam after a major balance check. Aly Raisman (USA, gymnastics) is one classy team captain. She thinks she’s in 4 th in the balance beam event finals, and so hugs bronze medalist Catalina Ponor, but an inquiry... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 11

Sawa (Japan, soccer) “all in 2012” on shoes, suffered from vetigo and has a “lack of fitness” but still has “impact” because of her experience. Quotes denote NBC announcer's words. South African women’s field hockey not looking like the lowest seed in the tournament as they stunned the USA with 7-0... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 10

Was fabulous to here Shannon Miller (USA gymnastics) announcing. After the 1996 Olympics I was wondering what happened to her. Good to see her giving back to her beloved sport. Great Britain coming back from a 3-1 deficit against Australia to tie the score and earn 1 point in pool play in men’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 9

Erin Densham (Australia) returning to Olympic form after having heart surgery in the women’s triathlon. One gutsy Sarah Groff (USA) rejoining the lead pack in the triathlon run after following off of the pace to finish 4 th. Aaron Ross, of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, getting special permission... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 8

Wojdan Shakerkani was history as the first Saudi Arabian woman to ever compete in the Olympics. She competed in Judo, but lost in the round of 16. Idaly Oritz (Cuba) not wins a Judo gold, but has fabulous hair while she does it. Argentina’s Jean Martin Del Portoro forcing Roger Federer into the... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 7

Team Great Britain goes gold and silver in men’s double white water canoe! Hiroshi Hoketsu, age 71, competes in dressage (an equestrian event) is the oldest Olympian in London. He is one year younger than the oldest Olympian ever, Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn is the oldest person to ever compete in... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 6

Nearly 39-year-old mother of a two year old Team USA member Kristen Armstrong becomes the oldest gold medal ever in the Olympic history in the sport of women’s road cycling. She defended her first place finish in Beijing. Alex Despatie (Canada) who recovered enough to compete in the Men’s 3 meter... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 5

Caitlin Leverenz (US swimming) takes bronze in the 200 meter individual medley. The first time Olympian wept in the pool upon learning the results. Fifteen-year-old Kyla Ross sticking her uneven bar routine in team finals. Something no one else on Team USA managed. Thrilled that USA woman’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 4

Zara Phillips, a member of the British family, having a fault round in the cross country portion of the eventing equestrian event. Great Britain is in the lead by over 4.5 points! 20-year-old dual citizen of the United States and Thailand, Nina Lamsam Ligon riding in eventing equestrian (the... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit Day 3

Great Britain, Italy, and Canada advancing to the team finals in Women’s gymnastics. The Italians and Great Britain haven’t won any medal since 1928 and Canada hasn’t ever even been to the finals. 35-year-old old Georgios Afroudakis of Greece, participating men’s water polo. He’s playing in his 5 th... Sign in to see full entry.

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