A couple of my colleagues commented to me that they enjoyed reading my blog posts concerning the Olympics, but they found that if I wrote two or three posts on a given day or on consecutive days, they missed some posts at first glance of my blog. That's my fault for not having a particularly well-organized blog! To that end, I though I would summarize in this post the two dozen or so posts that I wrote for the Olympics. I am certainly flattered by anyone who chooses to read what I've written, and I appreciate the kind comments I've received.
Below is a list of the sporting events I wrote about during the Olympics. I give a link to a post or posts I've written that deal with a particular event in parentheses following the event name. In some cases, multiple events link to the same post because of discussions of big physics ideas that I applied to more than one sport.
- 100-m Sprint (post 1, post 2)
- Archery (post)
- Cycling (post 1, post 2, post 3)
- Discus (post)
- Diving (post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4)
- Fencing (post)
- Field Hockey (post)
- Football/Soccer (post 1, post 2)
- Gymnastics (post)
- High Jump (post)
- Long Jump (post)
- Olympics Commentary (post 1, post 2)
- Pole Vault (post)
- Shooting (post)
- Swimming (post 1, post 2)
- Table Tennis (post)
- Volleyball (post)
- Weightlifting (post)
As tired as my fingers got typing all those posts, I look at the above list of events and feel like I hardly scratched the surface of this past Olympics. I'll try to watch as many replays of the events I missed as I can, and perhaps write a few more blog posts. Following and studying the Tour de France and Summer Olympics have made this summer a lot of fun!
Just 543 more days until the opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia kicks off the 2014 Winter Olympics!