Saturday, August 09, 2008

TWQ: Olympic Sports

With the Olympic Games just starting, TWQ (The Weekend Question) asks what you will be watching.

What sports will you be most interested in watching during the Olympics and why? List as many as you like.

My answers are:

Aside from the obvious (Ladies Beach Volleyball), I will be watching:

* Weightlifting: This sport always fascinates me, with the amount of effort required to lift, and the agony when it comes crashing down!

* Pole Vault: This is a good one, where like weightlifting, the competitors strive to get a little more each time.

* 1500 metres: A great event, probably one of the best.

* Marathon: A good way to see the host city as well as share the endurance.

Now it's over to you...


Justice said...

well I prefer the winter Olympics

though I would watch the gymnastics
and the diving

my husband likes the clay disc shooting but you rarely if ever see though and archery if they show it

how ever as I said I prefer some of the winter Olym disciplines

Bluejeans Gal said...

I like watching the swimming and gymnastics.
Stopped by from Michele's. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

what sports do i like? ha ha ha ha ha

i'd like to suggest some venues for them:

cruise ship riding
cake eating
chocolate smearing
blog reading
rocking chair sitting

what about those?

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...


Oh my goodness Empress got me giggling!

Okay, I did the TWQ! :) Thanks for the question!


sage said...

I get a lot more excited over the winter olympics, but I enjoy gymnastics and swimming. I'd love to learn how to fence, that's always fun to watch. BUT, I leave tomorrow and will spend the next nine days in the Canadian wilderness, far for TV and electricity (I should have scheduled that trip to miss our political conventions!)

Captain, Michele sent me today to say hi.

Amanda said...

If they had Olympics coverage in Palembang, I'd be watching the gymnastics, diving, all the running ones......I like pole vault too.

If only, if only, if only I could get to watch some of it :(

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I do like wrestling as well as track and field. I'm not an avid watcher of the Olympics, though.

Linda said...

I doubt I will actually be watching much of the Olympics at all but if I do it will be for the gymnastics and the diving competitions. Beyond that, I'm afraid I'm not all that interested.

Big Melly Mills said...

Women's basketball, of course!!!

Also, I made a list of all the Olympic sports I'd be really, really bad at.

Jen said...

I think there should be a new sport, one that's relevant to us modern humans. Not that the shotput isn't (whatever) but something that highlights skills we need today.

I'd like them to create a crack Housecleaning team. I'm willing to open my home and allow them to train here...

If they do that, I'll stay up all night to watch.

Epiphany said...

Let's see...

Swimming for sure - I used to compete when I was younger.

Gymnastics - because I always wanted to be able to jump and spin like them.

Those are the two that I will definitely want to watch.

Titania Starlight said...

I confess that I do not watch the Summer Olympics but I am very much into the Winter Olympics!

Wishing you a nice weekend

The Real Mother Hen said...

My all time favorite: Synchronized Swimming!

A lot of events, like Badminton, aren't being shown in the US. So I'll be missing that.

Did you like the Opening Ceremony?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Mother Hen...I only saw the opening ceremony on a slint screen at the office.

Justic, I like the Winter Olympics as well, particularly, Luge, skiing etc

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Mother Hen...I only saw the opening ceremony on a slint screen at the office.

Justic, I like the Winter Olympics as well, particularly, Luge, skiing etc

PI said...

Rowing - my husband rowed at Oxford and his brother got a blue. And swimming because there is a sweet young teenager- a boy - who deserves to do well. My FIL was an athelee and trained with Eric Liddle so the running wil be high on our list also. I find it all so inspiring I'll watch when I can.
Michele sends her best.

R. Sherman said...

Greetings, Captain, via Michelle.

At our house, it's soccer for my boys. Pole vault for my daughter, as she just took that up for her high school team, Gymnastics for my wife and Women's Beach Volleyball and basketball for me.


Fab said...

whatever is on: gymnastics, swimming, horse riding, tennis - anything but football (soccer)...
I don't have much time to follow it, but I do when it's on.

Anonymous said...

The diving for our British lad, Tom Daley.

Also the Track and Field, we have watched since the days of Ovette, Coe and before.

Don said...


May I suggest a link related to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?

Our site:

Title: Beijing Olympics

Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.

Best Regards,


carli said...

Men's gymnastics
Modern Pentathlon (Just 'cause no one, even the athletes, is really sure what it is)
I have a strange yearning to watch some flatwater kayak
Swimming (It's almost over, but I love the upcoming really long races)
Some sort of martial art. . . I like the stuff you don't see on TV all the time. Basketball shmasketball.