Once every two years, the world tunes in to watch as the top athletes go head to head, trying to win glory for their country in the Olympics. If on some strange account you haven't noticed, this is one of those years. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio started officially began on August 5th, and the games will wrap up on Sunday the 21st. Now I'm just going to come out and state it, I am not really a "sports person." By that I mean that I know the basics of most sports, but if given the choice between watching a game on t.v. or watching something else, I will choose the other option nine times out of ten. I'm also that person who never really goes to sporting events on campus. However, for me, the Olympics are a completely different story. Ever since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I've been hooked. What started out as just watching Artistic Gymnastics and Figure Skating has turned into me obsessively watching all the Olympic coverage on NBC for two weeks straight. By the end the games, I am a a self-proclaimed olympic expert, listing of record times and naming the biggest winners. So sorry Mom, you're regularly scheduled programs are going to have to wait, because right now this super fan needs to cheer for her country. If you need me, this is what I'll be doing for the next two weeks.
Cover Image Credit: Rio 2016