Throughout the year, you’ll rarely find me watching sports. I may watch a bit here or there if something interesting is on, but I don’t follow any leagues or teams or athletes.
But when it comes to the Olympics, I suddenly become a sports junkie. I spend the whole time watching as many events as I can, keeping track of the medal count and cheering for #TeamCanada.
It’s not one reason, but many. It’s because I prefer having someone to cheer for, and in the Olympics I can always root for Canada. Because I love watching all sports and the Olympics is the best place for that. Because there’s something wonderful about watching the best in the world battle for gold. And because I enjoy the thought of experiencing something along with the rest of the world and being part of something big.
Last year I got the extraordinary opportunity to volunteer at the 2015 Pan Am and ParaPan Am Games in Toronto. I miss that; being part of it from the ground, being in the crowds and behind the scenes. Hopefully, one day I will be an Olympic volunteer too. But for now, I’m satisfied with watching as much Rio 2016 as possible.
Are you watching the Olympics in Rio? Who are you cheering for? Let me know in the comments below!