Ready to hunker down on your couch and rev up for Rio? We are! After seeing all the build-up to the Games, we’ve been inspired to get to the track, the pool and the gym – and we can’t wait to watch the heroes of every summer sport conquer the world these next two weeks. To get us in the spirit, we asked around the office to find out our team’s favorite sports. Read on to see what keeps all of us glued to the screen!
My favorite summer sport is Gymnastics. I think the sport takes so much discipline and dedication from such a young age. As an athlete, some of the things these gymnasts can do is unreal and inspiring.
Swimming… I grew up swimming competitively and still race open water and triathlons now. I love to watch their times and see how they compare to “the olden days.”
Table Tennis – because full court Tennis is for suckers (just kidding). More people should be following elite-level international ping pong. When they play 12 feet back from the table…sport just doesn’t get any better than this!
My favorite sport to watch is gymnastics because I used to do it when I was a kid and the competitors are always so impressive.
In honor of greats like Mohammed Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, I’m going to say boxing. The sport of legends.
Platform diving! Watching athletes perfect intricate dives without creating a single splash is so mesmerizing! I make more of a splash getting into my bathtub.
Synchronized swimming. How in the world do they do all of those moves? And actually look happy while doing it?
Beach volleyball. Love the men’s and women’s – and it’s amazing to see these same athletes training in Manhattan Beach and out at our local restaurants and stores. Let’s make it four Golds, girls!
To be honest, I’m a sucker for all of the subplots and storylines. You know, those behind-the-scenes reports on all the hard times these people overcame to get to this moment. Injuries, failures, setbacks, family struggles… they’re all so dramatic!
What’s your favorite sport? Please share!