Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

Equestrianism in The Olympic Games

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

equestrian1One of my favorite parts of watching The Olympics is seeing the background stories of people. I love to see where they come from, what they have endured to reach their ultimate goal, and their emotional journey along the way.

Boyd Martin, originally from Australia, now makes his home in Pennsylvania. It was here in America where he met, transformed, and then saved his horse. Martin’s history is also interesting because both of his parents are Olympians. His mother, Toy Dorgan, was an Olympic speed skater and his father, Ross Martin, a cross country Olympic skier. They met at the 1968 Olympic Games.

Martin truly loves his sport. It’s fun to learn about, follow and enjoy his success.

In Paris, France equestrianism was added to The Olympic Games. It then disappeared until 1912, but has appeared since then at every Summer Olympic Games. The current Olympic equestrian disciplines are Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping. In each discipline, both individual and team medals are awarded. Women and men compete together on equal terms.

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The Olympics!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

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http://www.techdigest.tv/olympic-apps-thumb.jpgIt’s that fabulous time again. In just over an hour, The Olympics will begin. I’m excited to watch them wherever I am, at any given time. This is the first year in our history that we can watch The Olympics on the go; literally.

Just 4 years ago, there were no iphones or ipads. How did we survive? Now we can carry our American pride with us and watch Michael Phelps, and others, win gold while we shop, wait for an appointment, or eat dinner on the beach. There will be 1 billion people watching the Opening Ceremonies today, many on handheld devices. The official site www.london2012.com.

I remember as a kid, my brother and I would hurry to eat dinner and get in our pajamas so we could settle into the shag carpeting, on our stomachs, side by side, with our chins in our hands watching the gymnastics, swimming, sculling, sailing and more. I loved the stories about the athletes, their training and learning about the hometown that we’d never heard of until they won gold.

There is a great video showing the Olympic feat the city of London has had to endure to get ready for so many athletes and spectators. There are actually 11 webcams set up around the Olympic village where you can tune in to see current action.

I’m sure my future posts will continue to share Olympic memories. I’ll be waving  my American flag, but I really cheer for all the athletes because I love their dedication and determination. The Olympics to me are the one time the world comes together to compete together, having fun all the while.countries homepage

Our American flag design is perfect to show your American pride during the Olympics or any of the other holidays where we fly the red, white and blue.