Competing is Winning the Gold

There will be a total of 302 gold medals awarded at The Games of the XXX Olympiad.  There are more than 10,500 athletes competing from 200 nations and territories.  Every four years we create an engaged global audience that together watches, cheers and celebrates the world’s best compete for gold....more

Over-50 Olympics: The "This Ain't No Game" Games

I've always loved the Olympics.  I can't say that I watch as much of it on TV as I did when I was younger.  Not sure if that's because I don't have as much free time, or because there are so many other viewing choices since the advent of cable TV.  But, still, who can't help but get that warm and fuzzy, patriotic feeling watching our young, strapping Olympic athletes in the prime of their life, accomplishing their ultimate goal, while the rest of us lead a disappointing, unfulfilled exis..... oh, wait, that's me, but anyway........more
Fair enough. But "them" is me, just for the record. more

London 2012: The opening ceremony

Even though I have already watched the women's football (and I don't even like football!) matches on Wednesday, the Olympics don't start until after the opening ceremony. And what a ceremony it was.I realize it was not the best (whatever that means) opening ceremony of all times, but it was AWESOME. This was the most wonderfully quirky, absolutely kooky, inherently British best thing....more

best and worst dressed: olympics edition

Like many, I was enthralled with the Olympics opening ceremony last night. One of my favorite parts is the Parade of Nations. Seeing all of the nations (and outfits!) is a highlight for me.I wasn't disappointed this year. There were some definite winners and some duds. Ready to hear my thoughts? :)Best DressedBrazil. Seriously. Love the color combo and the preppy look....more

Gold Medal Style: Olympic Looks Through the Ages

Ahhh, the Summer Olympics. Time to gather the family around the TV, pop open some fizzy drinks, and MAKE FUN OF ATHLETES' OUTFITS. Because that's what sports are really about, right? I mean, why else would The Lakers have worn hot pants when I was growing up? ...more
I really enjoyed the pictures and the fashion. We need to thank Roots for bringing Olympic ...more

Get Social During the Summer London Olympic Games

It's finally happening this Friday. After what seemed like 6 months of hype, the London Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday, July 27. I think this may be the most "social" Olympics, yet. I am super excited for this because I LOVE the Summer Olympic Games! Here are some ways to get social during the London 2012 Summer Olympics.Olympic Athletes HubFacebook ...more

Teaching Tuesday

Unit Studies are becoming increasingly popular in the homeschooling community.The ability to choose a particular topic or subject to study and having many (if not all) subjects covered within the unit, make it a very nice option!We will be using many unit studies this upcoming school year. I have created some of my own, and have purchased some as well....more

U.S. Olympic Uniforms Made in China? What, Your Clothes Aren’t?

[UPDATE 7/14/12: In response to criticism, the U.S. Olympic Committee has announced that Team USA Ralph Lauren uniforms for the 2014 Winter Games will be made in America. --Grace] This year’s U.S. Olympic team will be wearing uniforms that are red, white, and blue -- and made in China....more
I believe that the Olympic uniform controversy presented us with a wonderful opportunity to ...more

Celebrating Olympics with Kids

The 2012 summer Olympics are taking place in London, England July 27th through August 12th. The events feature twenty six sports including swimming, basketball, track and field, cycling and gymnastics. Two hundred countries have at least one athlete competing in the games....more

Internet Shows Love for Sarah Robles, America’s Strongest Woman

As recently as a few decades ago, Olympic athletes were bound by rules of competition that forbade them from making money from their sport, part of the International Olympic Committee's commitment outdated ideal of an amateur athlete. Those rules were phased out starting in the 1970s, and now we have gone so far in the other direction that many Olympic athletes now pull millions of dollars from endorsements. Off the top of my head I can think of Michael Phelps, Lolo Jones, Hope Solo, Marlen Esparza, Nastia Liukin, and Ryan Lochte. ...more
This is an awesome post about a mostly (unsung) hero of the Olympics.  Wonderful showcase ...more