Saturday, August 16, 2008

Is it worth it?

Keeping on with the gold medal issue, I was just thinking about those girls in Gymnastics. They´re 14,15, but theiy look like they´re 10, 11. Since they´re 3 years old they have been practising every day for 5, 6 hours...And we applaud that! Many of them didn´t have a choice. They are there because since they were very little (a time they should be playing) they were told they should do that. The Olympics are a biiiig business. Call me a romantic, if you will, but I still think sports should be about finding out about ourselves through physical activity and games. It should be about realizing our limits. And, believe me, they´re much closer than we would like to think they are.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Gold Medal

Congratulations Cesar Cielo Filho! Our gold in swimming! It really doesn´t matter how many medals you get. It matters how much you deserved each one of them.