The 31st Olympiad is off and running in Rio and we’re without a Telly. The crack team at The Lucky Puppy soldiers on.
Somethings change and somethings stay the same. Here Kiddos is how we used to do it. Yeah, that was this year but I showed it to you because it's awesome. Now back to History. Innsbruck Austria, 1976. Grenoble, France, 1968
Gone are the drab colors of Olympics past. Team uniforms now come in splashes of color but the individual helmets of the athletes are simply awesome.
The 51 Billion Dollar Olympic Winter Games opened in Sochi Russia last night putting a spot light on the best Russia can offer.
Putting their best foot forward, the Opening Ceremony was a pageant of Russia achievement. We did note they soft pedaled the Communist era by labeling it an "experiment". Apparently Russian experimentation continues. Here are some examples.
The first Olympics I can remember was 1968 in Mexico City. Remember sitting there every night watching my Dad.
Michelle Obama was spotted at the London Olympic Games. Wink,wink.
Mckayla Maroney is our fav here at the Lucky Puppy. In our humble opinion, she has the star power that the rest of the Fab Five lack. She has transcended from falling on her ass and missing Olympic gold (twice). She leaves London with a Gold Medal and more Olympic swag than those bitches from Russia and Romania.
We've got Olympic Fever in our house and we're not the only ones. Home Olympic Videos are springing up. Alex over at LateEnough threw down the gauntlet and Abby at Abby Gabs picked it up and smacked me with it. Not wanting miss an opportunity to totally rip off rise to the occasion I whipped one out myself. Okay, not by myself. Number One Daughter Rosie volunteered to by the camera man...um...person...girl.
With the drubbing our Women's Soccer Team gave New Zealand they're through to the semi-finals. Our girls are undefeated in Olympic play. So that should be the best reason to watch and root them on. But ....
As the 2012 Olympic Games enter the second week, the British team seems to have been misplaced. Londoners have been joking and complaining that making their way around town has gone from difficult to impossible as the World has descended on the city. The host country traditionally gets about a 60% boost in the medal count. To date, Team GB have not found their way to the medal podium as much as they had planned to. Concerned fans fear they may be stuck in traffic.