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Goodbye to the Olympic Games

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-7Vu7cqB20Although I only watched the competitions now and then, I enjoyed the Olympic Games in London hugely. By all accounts, they were especially happy and friendly, and I think you could sense that even from the TV screens.

Those people I know who actually attended an event or two were wildly enthusiastic, and all Brits I talked to were equally relieved nothing untoward happened.

The events I enjoyed most were running and canooing, while my husband discovered an unexpected delight in taekwondo.

In honor of the Olympics, yesterday I re-watched Chariots of Fire. It’s an excellent movie about British athletes in Paris in 1924, and if you haven’t seen it, I can highly recommend it! One of the melodies that was used during several ceremonies during the London Olympics is from the movie’s score by Vangelis.

What did you enjoy best about these Olympic Games?

– Rike Horstmann

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