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Olympic Pick-Me-Ups

After watching the US women's gymnastics team take a few painful tumbles last night, my mood picked up considerably while watching swimming. The US men's 4x100 meter freestyle relay had me on the edge of my seat and tense for just over three minutes — 3:08.24 to be exact — and their win had me dancing in my living room at midnight.


The US relay team beat their French rivals and broke a world's record while winning the gold. The winning team included Michael Phelps as well as Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones, and Jason Lezak, and the win puts Phelps one medal closer to his goal of taking home eight. The win was infectious and hopefully will inspire the rest of the swim to victory as well.

The Olympic drama spans the spectrum from international rivalry to losing wedding rings mid play. To hear if beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh's found her wedding band in the sand read more.

Competing at the Olympics takes nerves of steel and Kerri proved she has the focus it takes to win, even after watching her wedding ring fly off midmatch. She noticed the band fly off as she blocked a shot at the net, but a true competitor she played on. Misty May-Treanor and Walsh won their first match with relative ease, and the wedding ring was later found by a volunteer with a metal detector.

These are two of my favorite 2008 Olympic moments so far. Tell me yours in the comments section below.

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