Today I Learn… I make a point of learning something new everyday. This is what I learn each day

1, Feb 8, 2014

Watching 2014 Sochi winter Olympics opening ceremony

Filed under: Sport — admin @ 2:07 am

Finally Friday came. It has been a rather long and rough week. By the end of weekday I felt more than ready to enjoy the weekend.

Yesterday evening I spent many hours watching the opening ceremony of the 2014 winter Olympics. I don’t normally spend this much time on sports, but Olympic games are different, especially opening ceremonies. They are often spectacular shows and I really expect this from Russian opening ceremony. Indeed, it has not failed me.

Olympic games provide an opportunity for a world level gathering of the best athletes from all nations in the world. It fills me with enthusiasm watching these young athletes parading around, reminding me of the pursuits of the honor and glory through competitions, which is as ancient as these games.

I feel I need something like this to re-energize me after a rather depressing week. I feel a lot better now. I am going to watch more of the games in the days to come — going to have a good time.

1, Aug 12, 2012

Olympic dreams of gold and glory

Filed under: Sport — admin @ 12:18 am

The closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics is taking place today. Normally I don’t spend much time in front of the TV. But once in four years I do allow myself and my daughter to watch the Olympic games for hours.

Those athletes, inspired by their dreams of glory, having gone through the toughest training in their countries, gave their best performances at the Games. I would not want to miss this excitement.

As I watched fierce competitions, I realized that the Olympics has been and is still today about competition for honor and national pride. The countries that have won the most medals, relative to their population, are very competitive, to say the least. We felt greatly inspired as we watched.

1, Jul 30, 2012

One of those great moments — women’s cycling road race

Filed under: Sport — admin @ 12:53 am

Yesterday morning, my daughter and I watched NBC coverage of the 2012 Olympic game — women’s road race, cycling road. We cheered enthusiastically as we watched Marianne Vos of the Netherlands won the gold medal for this event.

It is said that “Her success was such that it is easier to name the races she didn’t win than those she did.”

The Road Race course is 250km (155 miles) for men, 140km (87 miles) for women. It was made more difficult when the cyclists had to race in rain.

As we watched the exciting event, we fully realized that it takes tremendous mental power and physical stamina to win that medal and taste the super sweetness of victory. No pain, no gain. True in all fields.

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