We say it every year, almost like a mad lib. “Boy what a year (insert year here) was!” But it’s true. 2012 was quite the year. For me personally, it was the year I graduated from college, had a brief career in directing newscasts, went to the Olympics and found my first on-air job. The… Read More Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013.
I write this as the Paralympic Games come to a close in London, ending what has been a dramatic, eventful and exciting month and a half of sport during the London 2012 program. In a matter of days, Olympic Park will close, only to reopen in about a year with a whole different look to… Read More London 2012 – Final Thoughts
The last day of the Games always brings a mixed bag of emotions. Sadness that after today, there won’t be random table tennis or badminton on MSNBC and that we’ll no longer hear that familiar Olympic music composed by John Williams. Pride in what our favorite athletes have achieved and how many medals our country… Read More London 2012 (08.12.12) – The Perfect Ending
My Olympic spectator experience came to an end on the pentultimate day of competition at the London 2012 Games with a visit to Earl’s Court for some indoor volleyball. The women’s match between South Korea and Japan would be the first and only time I witnessed a competition with a medal at stake. In this… Read More London 2012 (08.11.2012) – “Reporting from Olympic Park in London.”
Here’s a tip if you ever decide to travel to a big event or vacation in an exotic country, don’t ask your family what souvenirs they want. Especially if you’re like me, who just graduated from college and has no source of income yet. I rarely do get enthusiastic about souvenirs or even the thought… Read More London 2012 (08.10.2012) – “This is a lot of shirts!”
And just like that, we’re down to our final four days of competition. For me, just four more days of this London experience. Five days from now, I’ll be on a plane going back to New York. All of a sudden, you feel the end is coming and you want to live every second like… Read More London 2012 (08.09.2012) – One Hour, Six American Medals
After being able to attend women’s basketball and table tennis during these Olympics, this morning shaped up to be the busiest (and albeit most expensive) yet in my role as Olympic Spectator. I crossed two more venues off my bucket list with a visit to Riverbank Arena, home of the field hockey competition, and the… Read More London 2012 (08.08.2012) – Finished Last, Still a Personal Best