In case you've been hiding under a rock the Olympic Games are next month. There is a Zika virus alert in Brazil. The venues are incomplete and they are still working on a much needed rail line to transport the hoards of people that will descend upon on Rio, but the lead up to Sochi was an even greater disaster, and I don't think an Olympic Games has ever been cancelled. The selection process has begun, teams have been named, and adds have already started airing. The show must go on. I've included a few sappy promo clips to get you in the Olympic mood and I challenge you not to tear up. All three of them got me. I also included an interesting documentary about Bela and Marta Karoly's ranch in Texas that has become the training center for the USA National Team.
I'm going to cry my eyes out when MJ leaves. Then I'm going to cry my way through the Olympics, but first...Olympic Trials and a fun weekend with my family. I'm probably be crying at trials too when they announce the team. For the ones who make it and the ones who don't. I'm just a big old emotional mess!!
Look for me on TV.
NBC will carry live coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for women's gymnastics from 9-11 p.m. ET on July 8 & 10. It will be streamed live through NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Live Extra app. It's on at 8 pm both nights in my neck of the woods-West Coast.