As an avid Olympics spectator,I've seen a lot of memorable moments. I have a huge list of favourites from both the winter and summer games,but here are a few that stand out.
In no particular order...
1.2000 Sydney:Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman carrying both the Aboriginal and Australian flags after winning the 400m.
2.1998 Nagano:Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko earning a silver medal in spite of a groin injury and a bout of the flu.
3.1988 Seoul: American Florence Griffith-Joyner sprints her way to Olympic gold (and in the record books) in the 100m.
4.1994 Lillehammer: Russian figure skaters Gordeeva and Grinkov win their second Olympic title with two beautiful performances.
5.2002 Salt Lake City: Canadian hockey fans rejoice as both the men and the women win gold.
6.1996 Atlanta: Donovan Bailey anchors the Canadian team and leads them to victory in the 100m relay and the 100 m sprint.
7.2006 Torino:USA almost sweeps the podium for the second time in the mens' halfpipe.Finland wins the bronze.
8.2004 Athens: Canadian Kyle Shewfelt becomes the first Canadian gymnast to win a gold medal in artistic gymnastics. (Lori Fung Methorst won in rhythmic gymnastics in 1984)
9.1992 Albertville: Kristi Yamaguchi wins gold in ladies figure skating.
10.2008 Bejing: Michael Phelps breaks the record set by Mark Spitz and wins 8 gold medals at a single Olympics.
I thought I'd try a slightly different take on this mani by using red on gold. Base colour is Quirius 24kt,stamp colour is konad special red special polish.The plate is M63.
I don' t know what it is about the Olympics,but every four years I suddenly become an armchair expert in every sport. Half the time I don't even know a triple lutz from a triple axel yet I can discuss--at length--the difference between having a program that is technically excellent,versus a program that is artistically excellent. The other day I was even discussing a skater's lines. I know next to nothing about moguls,but I could soundly defend Alexandre Bilodeau's and Hannah Kearney's victories like an expert.
Please make it stop before I start talking about bobsled.
Ginger-who frequently annoys her roomates by screaming at the TV.Yep.I'm that girl ;)