The Olympic Blues

I have the Olympic Blues.

Twice this week I took the tube into Central London and both times I felt bereft. Gone were the travelers sporting their national colors or at least a London 2012 t-shirt. Replaced by work suits.

No more smiles and laughter and happy chatter on the tube. Back to quietness and stern faces. Avoiding eye contact by all means.

I miss the Olympics. I miss the energy. I miss the friendliness and happiness of people around me.

The Paralympics are soon to come. That keeps me going somewhat.

And then it’s only 1450 days to go until the Rio 2016 Games. The photo was taken 6 days ago (even though it feels like a lifetime ago…).

Only 1456 days to go to Rio 2016

Not that anyone is really counting, are they? It looks like the Brazilians are. Some impressive statistics and dates for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. Mark your calendars!

Rio 2016 – the stats

With all the fun I had here at the London 2012 Games, I am seriously contemplating starting to save up for a trip to Rio in 2016. What a great reason to travel to Brazil, right? Casa Brasil seems inviting!

Rio 2016 – the logo

Sometimes during the day I have to pinch myself and remind myself that the Olympics 2012 really happened. It was such an intense few weeks that it now feels almost like a dream.

I am best when I am planning something, so let me get started on finding out what road events may be available for the Paralympics and then start a savings account for the Jogos Rio 2016!

Happy Friday!


~ by tatjana.k on August 17, 2012.

7 Responses to “The Olympic Blues”

  1. I am really missing the olympics…but I am looking forward to the Paralympics so much. I really love the Rio 2016 logo, its great.

  2. O, yes, I’m in “Olympics Withdrawal” too! There’s NOTHING to watch on the telly now!

  3. I decided during the closing ceremony I was totally saving to go to the 2016 games. I have friends that live in Sao Paola. We’ll have to stay in touch!

  4. Even over here, far from the action, several times this week I’ve found myself thinking, well tonight I can watch the Olympics…not…. 😦
    Too bad Traitor #1 is only in Brazil for a year, wouldn’t I have fun visiting him and seeing Olympics!?

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