Four years passed by and here we are again, Olympic 2012 London.
Four years ago, I was in China. While most of my classmates were applying to be the volunteer for the Olympics in Beijing, I was packing my luggage and getting ready to come to the States. Walking around on the street of Beijing, I saw everywhere so clean and organized. The giant billboard was counting down the time. To better serve the athletes, Beijing limited the number of cars that could be on the street. So when I was leaving from Beijing International Airport, I had to take shuttle instead of driving all the way from Tianjin.
In the past, because of the time zone problem, I always need to wake up in the middle of the night to watch opening ceremony or other important games. When finally it’s China’s turn to hold the event, I was on my way to the States and arrived on July 29th. So once again, on Aug 8th, 2008, I woke up early to watch the opening ceremony in Beijing. It’s interesting how all of these worked out.
This time in London, I missed the majority of the opening ceremony, but from what I can see on YouTube, it was amazing! From the Queen with James Bond to Mr. Bean, from Shakespeare to Beckham, everything was showing what represents Great Britain. When the athletes walked into the stadium, I was shocked how many countries I’ve never heard of. Some countries are so small that they only sent out less than 10 athletes total. But everyone is ready to compete in this international level event. Only several days later, China already has 6 golden medals! I’m so proud of my country! Trained hard when they were young, the athletes are the ones who deserve applause, no matter if they get any medal. Everyone is a winner in this game!