The strength of Olympism comes to it from that which is simply human, thus worldwide in its essence.-Pierre de Coubertin, creator of the Modern Olympics, 1894
Several of you commented after yesterday's post that I seemed stressed, needed a break, that maybe - just maybe
- I was knitting just a little too much. While we could argue until the cows come home about whether it's really possible to knit too much, it turns out that the Olympics are about much more than any single event.All over the internet
are tales of the wild parties in the Olympic Village. Sponsors throw elaborate and expensive parties where they give away performance-enhancing swimsuits and copious amounts of Molson
Team College Hill remains independent after
rejecting offers of corporate sponsorship, but were were pleased to attend a party hosted by JayJay of the Knitting Special Olympics
in honor of her husband's birthday. The dancing lasted until the wee small hours of the night, and led to many wild and incriminating photographs. The only one I can present here on this family-friendly blog is a rare shot of me sitting down. (Plus, I don't believe in putting up photos of people without their express knowledge and consent.) Now I know why athletes have strict curfews before their events.
Because, really - what would the Olympics be without the parties?
ETA: Check out the awesome button Rachel
made for Team College Hill! Won't that look good with our gold medals?