Olympics Medal TrackerPosted: August 10, 2008
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We love the olympics. It’s been really great this year to see how the kids get into it as well. K has been watching everything, but he especially gets into the team sports (he’s into the USA vs China water polo game right now). He gets how scoring works for team sports (rather than individual sports) because there are only 2 scores and they go up on the screen right away. L liked the opening ceremony. She now says that she saw how it started so she doesn’t need to watch any more.
I really got into the olympics when we lived in Salt Lake and I volunteered as an assistant to the Hungarian National Olympic Committee (NOC). I got to hang out in the Olympic Village with the delegation leadership and go to some of the meet-and-greets that they had. It was a great behind-the-scenes look at how the individual countries work with the IOC.
We were very excited during the last summer games because we lived in Baltimore, and Michael Phelps was a home-town hero. It was fun to root for Phelps in his first medal event of these games (the 400 metres individual medley). There were two Hungarians in the final round of that event, and one (Cseh Laszlo) won silver (Hajra Magyarok!)