Note: This article appeared on my personal website (nolandalla.com) and my Facebook page. I hope some readers might find it interesting.
Thinking about our fondest memories of the Olympics seems appropriate on this day of the opening of the 2021 Games in Tokyo.
Question: What's your favorite memory from the Olympics?
Yes, that's a very open-ended question. It can apply to almost anything related to the Olympic Games, Summer or Winter. It can be something personal, a memory you took away feeling inspired, or perhaps something historical that happened when we weren't alive. Define this question as you wish.
Bonus Question: What's the greatest Olympic feat in history?
Again, this is another open-ended question. It can apply to an individual event, a career, or anything you want. But please do try and justify it with an explanation. It's easier to understand a thought when it's given an explanation.
I'll ponder these two questions and post my replies later. But first, it's your turn. Please do share.
However, I will leave readers with one story that I wrote about a few years ago. It was the time I met Jesse Owens. I was 14 years old. I think this counts as an "Olympic memory." It's pretty hard to top this if you know anything about history and Owens's feats at the 1936 Berlin Olympics:
"Hi, I’m Jesse Owens,” he said. “Congratulations.”
Well, I nearly fell off the platform when I heard that. Jesse Owens! I was shaking hands with Jesse Owens!"