Have you gotten to watch the Winter Olympics? If not, you need to, after reading this.
There’s something so inspiring and amazing about the Olympics, but what makes them so exciting?
Maybe, it’s the genuine and unfailing talent and drive of the athletes, or maybe, it’s the fact that countries from around the world come together despite political differences and make peace happen in order for the Olympic games to go forward without any problems.
I’ve been able to look at this well respected and world-wide competitive tradition in new eyes, and wow, I think it is just that much cooler. I finally “get it.”
I’ve watched all the countries with the most power and influence send their very best athletes to compete for the gold.
Sochi was nearly forced to accept equal rights, in order to avoid a public uproar. There was the Slope-skier, Gus Kenworthy, who used twitter to advocate dog adoptions in Sochi. There was the British bobsledder who competed with an injured achilles. Irish gymnast Kieran Behan thought he had lost his ability to walk at age 10 due to a tumor, but overcame that adversity and is competing at the games.
There are many more absolutely incredible athletes, but you need to watch the Olympics to see for yourself and watch the last of the games tomorrow, to hear all of their inspirational stories for yourself.