Get It Together NBC

Dear NBC,

I made the decision to stick with you and watch the Olympics on your network, not online, but on your “live” coverage on tv. Even though waiting hours and hours to see how the races and events play out, I think it is worth it for the commentary from Bob Costas and Rowdy Gaines (although, I have to admit, the majority of the time I am criticizing Rowdy’s comments).

Well I am sorry, but you have just disappointed me. I realize that you want to boost your total number viewers for your “Today Show” coverage during theses Olympic Games. I mean, I can’t really blame you with all of the heat you’ve been taking from Good Morning America. But really, don’t spoil your own coverage by saying “be there with us tomorrow morning as we interview gold medalist [insert name here]” BEFORE the coverage of the competition!

Honestly, you kind of took the wind out of your own sails there. Don’t make me start a campaigning to switch the Olympic coverage to another network. And yes, I have that much power. Don’t test me.

Consider yourself warned,

Molly

Swifter, Higher, Stronger.

Hello. My name is Molly and I am addicted to the Olympics.

It doesn’t matter the season, the sport or what year. I love the thrill of the competition, the pride and spirit you feel for your country, and the Olympic creed:

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
– Baron Pierre de Coubertin founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894

Every two years,  athletes more than 200 countries come together in celebration of a sport, their nation and our world. Spectators glue themselves to their tvs to see how many gold medals their country can win, or more simply, just to see if their country can win one medal.

Today marks the 2 year count down to the 2012 Olympics in London. It will be the first time that a country hosts the olympics three separate times since the modern games were started. The presence of the Olympics is already felt in London, with the construction of stadiums and various sports venues well underway. 

They celebrated this two-year milestone, with top athletes Sir Chris Hoy, Michael Johnson and John Amaechi, showcasing the latest progress on the Olympic Park. They will be joined by local school students to ride the first lap of the Velodrome; sprint on a temporary track in the Olympic Stadium; and shoot the first hoop in the Basketball Arena respectively.

So while the celebrations begin and the construction continues, the athletes continue to train for the biggest stage of their lives, the Olympics!