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Writing Prompt – Olympic Memories

Do you get excited when you hear that stirring Olympic theme song?

Do you get teary-eyed when you hear your national anthem being played as athletes stand proudly on the podium?

Do you watch every event, just a few of your favorite events, or none at all?

I would love to hear your thoughts about the Olympic Games, particularly specific Olympics-related memories you have from your past.

Perhaps you have been lucky enough to attend a past event and would like to write about that. Maybe you were once involved in a sport and enjoyed rooting for your favorite athlete. Do you remember a particular victory or defeat that has stuck with you over time? Do you prefer the winter or summer games?

What do you think about the Olympic games? Share your Olympic stories and memories in the comments below.


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  • Kit
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    In my early adulthood, I once had to share a house with 3 or 4 other strangers. Sometimes tempers and egos scratched at each other over kitchen manners, food, or trading spaces in the yard. But I remember that winter, during the Olympics, we all sat very close on the living room couch and floor to watch, night after night, our country’s finest athletes on the TV. Soon we were laughing and sharing popcorn and cheering together like we had known each other all our lives. The spectacle was so fantastic and the competitor’s glory and failure stories so dramatically told, that it seemed to open a common bond between us in that little house. Our tensions eased and we were able to move past our petty arguments.

    Posted February 16, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    I remember going to the 1956 Olympic games in Melbourne. I was six years old and my parents took my sister and I to several events because they were held in the same street where we lived. My father was a keen photographer and captured many events on his 16mm movie camera which was used for filming documentaries. My sister and I spent most of the time playing chase up and down the stairs in the stadium but I remember seeing the swimming events with Murray Rose and Dawn Fraser and collecting lots of autographs from the competitors. We also spent a day at the olympic village and remember my parents driving some of the athletes around Melbourne and going out for lunch with them.

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