The Olympics have finally arrived in London. And I have to say, even though I won’t be making it to any events, I will enjoy being part of the overall celebration here in England. It’s really been a summer full of national pride that began with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
I’ve also realized that the summer Olympics now represent a significant milestone for me as some of my first memories when I moved to the UK were of watching the Beijing Olympics. I’d moved here just a week or so before they began. This year I will once again appreciate watching the Olympics through a different lens, one not edited by the American media machine. The BBC in fact will be providing the most comprehensive Olympic coverage ever, broadcasting all 2500 hours of competition. All without commercials.
And I’ll appreciate that I now have two countries to cheer for. Go team USA! Go team GB!