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.