I couldn’t pass up going to the Olympics when they were held in Athens in 2004. At last, the Olympic Games were back where they began! The men’s and women’s shot put tournament were even held in Olympia, the original site of the Olympics. The rest of the games were in Athens, which had been completely revamped and upgraded with insanely gorgeous stadiums. Unfortunately, because of the slow rate of construction there was a lot of fuss in the media about whether the Greeks could get it done in time. The condescending attitude seemed kind of ironic, considering the Greeks invented the tradition of the Olympics and preserved the ancient site. Between that and it being the first Olympics since 9/11, there weren’t as many people there as expected. It was too bad because the Olympic Village that they created especially for the 2004 Athens Olympics was one of the most gorgeous modern venues I’ve ever had the experience of being in. My friend and I got great seats to our chosen event — men’s swimming 😉
Have you ever been to the Olympics? Which sports would you most want to watch in person?