The Olympics Are Over

Desmond rocks some serious US pride at the London Olympics.

The Olympics are modeled after the ancient Greek Olympics, held at the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia, Greece. The events were all distinctly military in nature and were based upon even older funeral games such as the those sponsored by Achilles at the funeral of Patroclus as recorded by Homer in the Iliad. The modern Olympics are quite a bit different, but they still come around once every four years. It’s always cool to see  the various sports included in the Olympics that are nor popular in America. Team handball, for example. I was lucky to catch the women’s gold medal match between Norway and Montenegro at a local taqueria. What a killer sport! Non-stop action and amazing athleticism. It looked so fun to play.

Onward to the CrossFit Games in 2013 and the Rio Olympics in 2016.

What was your favorite sport or moment at the London Olympics (besides the pic of Des above)?

Workout:

Walking Lunge 5×6 add 5#

Then:

3 Rounds

500m Row

21 Box Jumps (24”/20”)

12 Pullups