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August 10, 2012

Photo of the Week

With the London 2012 Summer Olympics in full swing, I thought this week’s photo should feature the trip I took with Maddy to Vancouver, BC during the final days of the Winter Olympics. The Olympics are always awe-inspiring in a variety of ways, and I tried to convey that intensity and grandeur in this shot of the torch during the 2010 games in Canada.

As an avid skier I am always excited for the Winter Olympics, but lately London has been an exciting place to be as well. The Olympics is a time when the world can come together in a unified spirit. People can compete more earnestly than just about anywhere else, and yet for the most part the competition is still friendly. I certainly cheer on Team USA whenever they enter the arena, but this event is about tapping into human potential, and I am happy for all of these athletes for realizing their dreams and showing the world just what we as a species are capable of.

The London Olympics in particular have emphasized that theme of diversity and inclusiveness, and there was an article in Sports Illustrated, August 06, 2012 (Volume 117, Issue 5)  titled “The Inclusive Games – Blind, Pregnant, Gay, Royal; A Place for Everyone in London” that summarizes the particulars very nicely. Every four years, hundreds of exceptional people travel from all over the world to compete in these summer and winter games. And every time we see world records broken. The world is a messy place sometimes (okay, most of the time) but once in a while it is still capable of coming together to achieve some truly incredible things.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2012 1:28 pm

    Wow. This pictures is… just… Wow. Great photography!!

    • August 14, 2012 9:27 pm

      Thanks for commenting! Quinn definitely has a knack for taking out his camera at the right moment

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