I’m not really into sports. Oh, I get the whole idea of “triumph of the human spirit” and inspirational stories, but I don’t get invested in sporting events for some reason. So, based on that, I was never really into the Olympics. That changed in 1984.
As all the countries marched by you could see the uniformity of the races; Germany is pretty much all Caucasian, China is all Chinese, India is all Indian and so forth…
And here come the Americans!! What a wonderful, melange of ethnicity we are. Our Olympic teams are composed of athletes from all of our nation and represent the so-called “melting pot.” To see them all march past, bearing the American flag, made me feel proud to see such diversity.
So, my favorite event? The Opening Ceremonies. Go America!