The following is a post from our sponsor, Procter & Gamble.
What I love most about the Olympics is hearing the human stories behind the amazing athletic performances. Sure, it’s fun to watch people zip around the ice. (Since I can barely stand on skates without wiping out, I find this amazing.) But during the event, we only see them for a few minutes. Learning how they got there, and who was rooting for them as they trained, makes their accomplishments hit home.
I particularly love the stories about the athletes’ moms. Because, sure, it’s the athlete putting in the long hours, recovering from the injuries, and getting back up and trying again. But I can really identify with the sacrifice and the courage it takes to stand on the sidelines and watch your kids do something that seems so hard and takes so much energy.