Olympics is known to be one of the greatest events in Sports history. Mostly because it was established years ago, yet the tradition still lives on, stronger than ever. A few handpicked sports talents from each country compete in a large arena to win the gold, to show the outcome of their perseverance to the world.
Unfortunately for me, I could never understand the importance of the Olympics other than its old age and consistent occurrence. To me, I find no difference in watching my friend’s Football games and watching the Olympics, as I’m not there to feel the pressure. I just don’t understand the stakes as to which the athletes bleed, sweat, break bones for, mainly because I am not in their position.
Also, before I had the ability to think for myself and make decisions, watching the Olympics was almost forced. I didn't have a choice but to sit down for three hours a day and take in people jumping off boards and hanging off bars in an artistic fashion. I never had the chance to understand the joy in watching the Olympics as when I was a younger, watching them was a chore.