Missing the Olympics

Tonight I have been thinking of how I have missed the Olympics this summer.

Tomorrow was to have been the last day of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Of course, due to the virus the Olympics have been rescheduled for next summer.

Cherry Blossoms, New National Stadium, Tokyo, 2020 Olympics in TokyoTonight I am thinking about the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. During my last trip I took a walk by the stadium and construction was almost complete.

Tokyo 2020, Olympic Stadium, Construction, TokyoThe stadium unfortunately is now waiting for next year.

Olympics, China, Beijing, 2008 Olympics, Rio OlympicsI am thinking back to the last Olympics in Asia. In 2008 I was transiting through the Hong Kong airport during the Beijing Olympics.

2006 Winter Olympics - Turino - Italy - Milan Italy 2006 OlympicsIn 2006 I was in Milan during the Turin Olympics. On the weekend between training sessions I saw a lot of Olympic athletes sightseeing in Milan. It was interesting to see the Olympic events on TV during the evenings and knowing they were taking place not far away.

Iceberg in Antarctica - Cruise 2010

In 2010 I missed most of the Olympics as I was on a cruise to Antarctica. We did get to see just a few events on the small TV in our room.

One of the things I really like about the Olympics is learning more about the culture of where the Olympics are being held. In the Winter Olympics they are often held away from large cities, but for the Summer Olympics there is always a good chance that they will be held somewhere I have been.

Bicycle, Stadium, Tokyo 2020I am looking forward to seeing the city and street shots from the Tokyo Olympics as our office is not far from many of the events. I will most likely see shots of places that I have been too. Of course, since I have been by the Olympic Stadium, there will be at least one 🙂

Steven

 

 

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1 Response to Missing the Olympics

  1. The Olympics are valuable to people with various contactable friendships.

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