Monday, August 18, 2008

Olympic Trampolining

When the Olympics first started over a week ago I, like the Olympians themselves, dedicated myself to really focusing my full attention on the events and the athletes over the next few weeks.

It's hard to keep up with it all. Fortunately, my DVR helps me out by recording ALL of it, and then I am able to blow thru the commercials and a few events that hold the least amount of interest to me.

Thru my dedicated watching, I've noticed a few events I never knew were Olympic sports. Like Badminton, Table Tennis, and Trampolining to name a few. Had someone said to me, "I was the Gold Olympic medalist in Trampolining in the 2004 Olympics, I surely would've thought they were kidding, or they were talking about a different kind of Olympics. But it's true. Trampolining exists in the Beijing Olympics.

As far as I can tell, based on what's been shown so far, there is no Squash in the Olympics. Even tho Squash seems like the more popular international sport, apparently, Trampolining is much bigger around the world.

I use to have a trampoline when I was a kid. I could do a one and a half- meaning, I did could do one forward flip and then land on my stomach. That was my biggest trick. However, had I known I might have been an Olympian, I might have tried further developing my skills.

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