Why Go To the Olympics?
Jocks and fanatic fans of a sport might wonder why anyone would even ask. For them and for anyone who has been to the Olympics, the answer’s easy.
You’ll be a part of the biggest sports event in the world.
You may sit close enough to get sand in your face from the long jump pit.
You can see the ecstatic victor’s smile up close and personal as the home country fans go wild over champions like the women’s race-walk gold medal winner.
Even if you are far away from the action, the power and grace of the athletes in sports like gymnastics and diving take on a new dimension.
There are no commercials or delays, and you get to figure it out for yourself with no instant replays or commentators.
You’ll be part of a world community.
The fans will be dressed to cheer for their country.
Flags wave wildly, the fans from each winner’s country rise as one to sing their national anthem, and tears stream down faces at every medal ceremony.
But after the event, everyone is ready to share pins, hugs and the joy of being at the Olympics.
You’ll know you aren’t in Huntington any more.