I've never been a big follower of the Olympics in the past, but this time around I find myself watching it from time to time. I think somewhere in the back of my head I knew Beach Volleyball was an Olympic event, but it surprised anyway. I did find it entertaining to watch all the same. I think I really like Beach Volleyball now.
When I think of the Olympics, there are just certain sporting events I don't tend to think of. Other events that have surprised me so far:
- Table Tennis (as in Ping Pong?)
- Synchronized Swimming
I really don't mean to belittle any of these events, but I have to wonder at what point someone decides they want to be a Badminton Olympic Gold Medalist.
On the other hand, I can tell by watching them that any of them could seriously kick my ass without breaking a sweat. I just didn't know anybody took the game that seriously.
Boy: And this is my father's Olympic Gold Medal (grins)
Girl: Wow, I didn't know your dad was a medalist too! My father was a three time Triathlon Gold Medalist. What was your father's medal for?
Boy: (slight pause) Badminton. So, do you like movies?