|In Olympic Park, Sydney|
Like most, I never thought I'd be able to ever attend an Olympic Games. It seemed like a faraway dream that would always remain just that, a dream. But to whet my appetite for all things Olympics, I visited as many host city venues as I could. In 2002, I drove through Lake Placid to see what remained from the 1980 Winter games and got goosebumps when I saw the ski jump and training center. In 2003, while living in South Korea, I spent a day at Olympic Park in Seoul which has a great museum and is a popular park for rollerblading and picnics. During a visit to Sydney in 2004, I went to the Olympic area which was much less a tourist attraction than a working sporting venue but was still amazing to be on site.
I used to live in Beijing, so when the city was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, I thought this was my chance. I knew the city well and had lots of friends left there so I figured I would have a place to stay and people who could help me get tickets. Long story short, my friend got two tickets to the women's gold medal tennis match so I headed to Beijing for three weeks of Olympic fun!
|Olympic Park, Seoul|
With the London Olympics mere months away, I thought it would be fun to look back at my 2008 Beijing Olympics tennis journey, so stay tuned to a few posts and photos!
If you have any questions for me about my Beijing Olympic experience (regarding the tennis or overall experience) please ask and I'll include my responses in my next blog!