I've been watching and following the Olympics since it began and this is unusual because I don't watch sports on television. Being in a stadium and cheering my team on is different--I yell my head off, stomp, jump and cheer for my team then, but I lose interest fast if I am just watching a game on TV. Anyway, I think the reason why I like the Olympics so much is because they show these segments about the athlete's life and their journey to get to where they are now. Some are really emotional and I get caught up in their stories, which makes me root for them more to succeed and get a medal.
The one story that really touched my romantic heart though was the one about the married couple in pairs figure skating, Shen and Zhao from China. They have never won a gold medal in the last two Olympics they participated in before Vancouver. In 2007, they announced their plans to get married and their retirement from the sport. But last year they decided to come out of retirement and try to win that elusive gold medal in this year's games. I watched their performance last Tuesday and was cheering for them to win... and they did, which was amazing! Their story is definitely worthy of a romance novel!
Leslie and I are all over the blogosphere this weekend! Leslie was interviewed by the Kristen at Bookworming in the 21st Century (one of our favorite YA blogs) for her weekly Sunday Spotlight feature. Leslie is talking about what else... blogging and books! I am guest posting on the Borders True Romance blog where I share three of my favorite romance novel hero quotes and one of my all-time favorite romantic scene--go over and share your favorite quote as well! On Friday I am a guest reviewer at the Royal Reviews blog. I'll be reviewing Meredith Duran's debut book Duke of Shadows, so please stop on by there as well!
Images from NBC 2010 Winter Olympics website.