Discuss: Bringing Home the Gold
Aug 3, 2012
Like many Americans, I love the Olympics. I’ll watch anything from ping pong to water polo to archery to gymnastics. I’m fascinated by the process, by the training regimens and by the fact that there are people out there who train every day of the year for the chance to compete in a sport that I don’t even know how to play.
So here’s today’s topic, kind of a fun one: Which Olympic sport would you want to compete in, if you could choose any sport regardless of athletic ability?
There are so many sports that interest me: archery, swimming, beach volleyball; but if I had to choose a sport, it would be platform diving. I like that the premise–jumping headfirst into a pool of water, 32ft below you–is slightly crazy. I also like that it’s graceful and technical. And I like that your success or failure is almost entirely up to you–not a teammate, not the weather conditions, not the call of the referee–just you.
So how about you? If you could excel at an Olympic event, which one would it be, and why?