I’m not ashamed to admit that despite all the politics and marketing, I’m a big fan of the Olympics. I even broke my resolution not to have a TV just so I could watch it. I have many friends who are athletes and my own stepdaughter used to be an international-level diver, so I have a good sense of the level of sacrifice and training that goes into pursuing an Olympic dream. Some of my favourite sports to watch are diving, swimming, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, track and field, soccer, tennis, some of the volleyball, cycling, and gymnastics.

Speaking of gymnastics, I was happy to see Kyle Shewfelt back on his feet and after watching the girls doing their magic, I had to dig up this video of Nadia Comaneci’s famous perfect 10s at the Montreal Olympics:

Of course the girls today are doing much harder tricks as the world of gymnastics has evolved much since the days of Nadia Comaneci but her grace and elegance are still an inspiration.


Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

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