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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS


AUGUST 5 - 21, 2016



IT'S BEEN 14 YEARS SINCE THE 2002 WINTER OLYMPICS
WERE HELD IN SALT LAKE CITY.
FIVE MONTHS AFTER 9-11.

YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE 
OLYMPIC SPIRIT UNTIL YOU'RE
A PART OF IT!!!

GOING TO AF MAIN STREET 
TO WATCH THE TORCH RELAY,
ATTENDING EVENTS
(CURLING, WITH THE ALPINE ELEMENTARY KIDDOS),
ATTENDING THE OLYMPIC PARK EVERY SATURDAY
DURING THE OLYMPICS,
COLLECTING PINS,
ALL WAS FABULOUS!!!

THE PREVIOUS SUMMER OLYMPICS WERE
HELD IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
I HAD JUST RETURNED FROM MY
"PRESIDENTIAL HOME TOURS OF VIRGINIA" TRIP.

AFTER, I WAS GETTING READY TO BEGIN
MY 33RD YEAR OF TEACHING.
(I DIDN'T KNOW IT WOULD BE MY LAST.)
I HAD THE TV TURNED INTO THE  OLYMPIC BROADCASTS IN 
MY CLASSROOM WHILE I WAS GETTING MY ROOM READY.

THE 31ST SUMMER OLYMPICS WERE HELD
IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.



THERE WAS A LOT OF CONTROVERSY AS
THE TIME WAS CLOSER.
NOT ENOUGH SECURITY.
THE WATER WHERE RAFTING, CANOEING,
KAYAKING, ETC. WAS POLLUTED.
AND THE ZIKA VIRUS.
THIS VIRUS WAS DANGEROUS FOR
PREGNANT WOMEN.
IT CAUSES SEVERE BIRTH DEFECTS
FOR THE CHILD.
(TODAY SHOW ANCHOR, SAVANNAH GUTHRIE,
DID NOT GO, BECAUSE SHE IS PREGNANT.)

THE PURPOSE OF THE OPENING CEREMONIES IS 
FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

1.  CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HOST COUNTRY.

CLIMATE CHANGE

RAIN FOREST

"THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA"
IS A FAMOUS SONG FROM THE 60s ABOUT THE MOST
GORGEOUS BRAZILIAN GIRL AT THE
IPANEMA BEACH.
PLAYING THIS GIRL, A WORLD FAMOUS MODEL
CAME OUT OF RETIREMENT.
HER NAME?  GISELE BÜNDCHEN.
HER SPOUSE IS ALSO FAMOUS.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT & SUPER BOWL CHAMP, 
TOM BRADY.

SALSA DANCING




THESE BICYCLES PROCEEDED EACH COUNTRY.
IN THE BICYCLE CONTAINS SEEDS THAT EACH
ATHLETE PLANTED, AND WILL BE PLANTED IN BRAZIL.

2.  PARADE OF NATIONS.  

ALL (MOST) PARTICIPATING
ATHLETES ENTER THE STADIUM WITH 
THEIR COUNTRY.

TEAM USA
FLAG BEARER IS MICHAEL PHELPS


SOME OF USA BASKETBALL PLAYERS

HELLOOOOO, TONGA!
AND THANK YOU!!!

SEVERAL REFUGEES, PEOPLE WHO HAD ESCAPED
FROM THEIR DANGEROUS COUNTRIES,
WERE ABLE TO COMPETE.  FIRST TIME FOR REFUGEES.
HERE THEY ARE ENTERING THE STADIUM, AND
THEY MARCH BEHIND THE OLYMPIC FLAG, 
SINCE THEY DON'T HAVE A COUNTRY.

3.  OLYMPIC FLAG ENTERS THE STADIUM.




4.  WELCOMING ATHLETES AND GUESTS.


5.  LIGHTING THE TORCH.






6.  CELEBRATION



THE CHRIST STATUE IS LIT IN THE BRAZILIAN COLORS









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