V for two weeks. Daily I have been, along with some of you glued to the broadcast from London. Guaranteed that at some point all of us have been entranced ,enchanted and stunned at what we have seen. The great work of all the athletes from all the nations of the world has been an inspiration for us all. Mexico wins a gold medal for soccer. The swimmers have kept us on the edge of our seats, The Womens USA gymnastics and soccer teams did us proud. Bolt was otherworldly, leaving us mouth agape at his speed and dominance. How about that 4x100 womens relay team? The Jamaican and American mens relay teams put on a show huh?? Giving us the feeling that their feet were not even touching the ground. All those latinos from all over Latin America jumping , running ( Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico), cycling (Colombia won silver in the road race) Volleyball (Brazil) and on and on. The accomplishments of all of these amazing people at these games and those who have run it are just to difficult to put into words and to many to list.
The thought that ran thru my head was that a mere 75 years ago The Nation of England and specifically London was fighting for it’s life against the war machine that was Nazi Germany. London and most of England went thru 78 days of continual bombing, basically destroying the city, killing many civilians and nearly breaking the spirit of it’s people. What a different globe this would be if Hitler had been succesful in his diabolical scheme to rule the world. But he wasnt! These Olympic games have been a testament to that and to the spirit of the people of England. Steadfast,Strong, Focused. I have enjoyed these last two weeks immensely and I hope that no matter where you are from that you found something to stand up and cheer about!..BRAZIL 2016