On the down side, I was only frustrated a couple of times when I wanted to watch the US men's soccer or US women's volleyball team play and could not find a station covering it. Most of the time I was satisfied with what I found. It was also a little rougher to watch the Olympics when a USA team played Brasil. Since I am only one and often found myself in a room full of Brazilians I had to keep my excitement to a minimum. I quickly learned this after the threat of getting thrown out the window was muttered a couple of times. (it was said in Portuguese and they laughed as they said it so I know they were not too seriously - kkkkkk). I also found that watching soccer and volleyball with Brazilians is the hardest because they are so passionate about these two sports. It really did not matter who they were playing, it was always loud and tense.
Well, as I am all for discovering more about Brazil, I decided to do a little digging to learn about this countries Olympic history. They first competed in the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games where Guillermo Paraense won the countries first gold in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol. (not really sure what the sport is but congrats Guillermo) They have sent athletes to every summer Olympics since except Amsterdam in 1928. However, after Guillermo's gold no one representing Brazil reached the center podium until 1952 when Adhemar Ferreira da Silva took home the gold in the triple jump. Since the '52 Games, athletes from Brazil have won a total of 22 gold 29 silver and 54 bronze medals. Not to
Enough with the history lesson and now that the London Games are over I am excited as the 2016 Olympic Games will be hosted by Brazil's own Rio de Janiero. We are already making some initial plans to be in Rio for this occasion and I hope my passion for blogging is still strong so you can come along. It will be the first time the Olympics will be hosted by a South American country and I cannot wait to see how Brazil welcomes the world to this great city.
Thanks wikipedia and if you would like to learn about the United States Olympic history -