Day 3325: Vivid memories

I have many vivid memories of the Olympics, so I asked this question on Twitter last night:

People’s vivid memories ran the gamut of tragedy to triumph, including the killing of the Israeli athletes in Munich 1972, the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” USA-Soviet Union hockey game, John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s raised fists on the podium in 1968, Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic flame in Atlanta 1996, and many incredible gymnasts, skaters, runners, jumpers, skiers, divers, swimmers, fighters, and other vividly memorable athletes.

Will this blog post evoke any vivid memories for you?

Another vivid memory, thanks to the Daily Bitch calendar.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “vivid memories Olympics.”

More than one person on Twitter cited k.d. lang’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in the Vancouver 2010 opening ceremony as a vivid Olympics memory.

Vivid thanks to all who share vivid memories, including YOU.

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11 thoughts on “Day 3325: Vivid memories

  1. I was watching the ladies skate the other night and it brought back how much I absolutely loved Michelle Kwan. Her performances were always beautiful and she connected emotionally with her audience.

  2. My nephew Adam Keenan designed and managed the doves finale of the 2012 Olympics so that is mine

  3. My memory of this post is that comments are not showing in the Reader view!

  4. I also love that k.d. lang cover of Hallelujah. I remember her performance very well as I live in the city where the Olympics were held that year and my brother was one of the musicians performing at the ceremonies.

  5. I have a vivid memory of the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics and a commentator saying, “These small nations have no chance of winning.”
    I think that’s stayed with me because I thought it was both inappropriate and untrue. The odds may be in favor of certain countries but every athlete who takes part, I believe, has a chance of winning. And as the saying goes you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

  6. add Kerry Strug to the list of magnificent memories, the US gymnast who continued on in spite of injury

  7. I remember the Washington, D.C., newscaster who let the Miracle on Ice result out of the bag on the Olympics-carrying network on the last commercial break before the delayed telecast of the game, Ann! City in a tizzy!!

  8. There are many lovely and exciting memories I carry from watching the Olympics over many decades, but I must say that the Munich 1972 Olympics first comes to mind with the question. I was a brand new newlywed and remember watching coverage for hours at a time trying to absorb what was happening. It’s still a haunting memory and thought.

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