The Best and Worst of the London2012 Games

Sad to say the Games are over, but boy did they end in style! From the Olympic size catwalk for the biggest super models of our time to the spiritually moving sing along of Oasis' 'Wonderwall', I was really impressed with Great Britain's closing ceremonies and overall hosting of the Games. 

Let's look back at some of my favourite moments in this years London2012 Olympics:
  • American girls dominate gymnastics with Gold medal performances from Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman. The 'Fab 5' are additively adorable and their constant support for one another was truly inspiring.  
  • Team Canada Women's Soccer claim the Bronze medal after a 1-0 injury time win over France.. With a win over GBR and a heartbreaking loss to U.S.A this nation is officially on the soccer map!
  • Sarah Attar and  Wojdan Shaherkhani of Saudi Arabia became the first women to represent Saudi Arabia at any Olympic Games. You can't break a strong woman's spirit, even if they come in last.
  • Great Britain's great performances: From heptathlon Gold for Jessica Ennis to Bradley Wiggins' time trial road race champion, these Summer games were very similar to Canada's Winter haul when Vancouver hosted the Olympics in 2010. They also placed 3rd overall with 65 medals. 
  • Tennis anyone? Andy Murray had his shining moment in the sun with a Gold medal victory over Roger Federer at Wembley Stadium. Serena Williams has never looked so happy with her quick clean up of the court but let's not forget the Milos Raonic- Jo-Wilfred match that lasted nearly 7 hours.. seven hours!
  • Legends strike twice; Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps return four years later to claim victory once again and establish themselves as the greatest Olympians ever. 
  • The Jamaicans clean up the track with a 1-2-3 finish in the 200m final making it internationally known not to mess with these sprinters. 
  •  Bad times for Badminton; 8 athletes sent home for 'throwing' matches to receive more favourable draws. However, the men's singles final (which China won) was very dramatic and high energy.
  • U.S.A Judo fighter Nick Delpopolo is sent home after testing positive for marijuana. He unknowingly consumed a snack that had marijuana in it before he left and his years of training for the Games came to a crashing halt. What a waste! 
  • Team Canada Men's 4X100M  relay. The men crossed the line third to claim bronze but was later disqualified for one runner stepping on another's track line which is against the rules. Trinidad and Tobago receive the Bronze.
  • Gay Pride! 23 openly gay athletes participated and 10 won medals so I think that speaks for itself and those numbers are crazy good either way!
Looking forward to RIO 2016 and the fact that the time zone change won't be drastic at all!! Until then...


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