Saturday, 28 July 2012

Olympic opening ceremony

I was woken early this morning by Horrie wanting to go out, so I decided to get up and watch the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

Did you watch it? What did you think about it? Did you see how disinterested the Queen looked?

Those who know me, know I'm not into competitive sports. I understand wanting to play sports, but I'm conflicted about how we (as a country) can invest so much money into sport, or why sports people are hero worshipped they way they are.

But to me the Olympics is about much more than the sport. With so much conflict and sadness in the world, to watch the athletes marching under the Olympic flag as independents resonates with me. I feel for these athletes, to not be able to represent their country due to political issues or conflicts.

When the Australian team walked out into the arena I couldn't help but feel a little proud to be an Australian, and to have local girl Lauren Jackson as the flag bearer.

Here's hoping the next 2 weeks are memorable for all the right reasons.

1 comment:

  1. One of our girls wanted to know why the queen a,ways looked so grumpy!!
    I'm a self-professed sports nut, especially for your local girl's team, they gave me a few very late nights and early mornings.
    I agree about the money though, and the idolatry.


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