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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:09 AM

I'm 26 and I feel old (OLYMPIC SPOILER).

The Gold-winning women gymnasts told Costas that they were all inspired by the 2004 Athens games as kids, none of them remember the 2000 Sydney Games, or the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Christ, I can remember the 1996 Games as if they were yesterday.

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Reply I'm 26 and I feel old (OLYMPIC SPOILER). (Original post)
Odin2005 Aug 2012 OP
Lydia Leftcoast Aug 2012 #1
RobinA Aug 2012 #9
Denninmi Aug 2012 #2
Odin2005 Aug 2012 #10
Archae Aug 2012 #3
Son of Gob Aug 2012 #6
elleng Aug 2012 #4
HelenaHandbasket Aug 2012 #5
sarge43 Aug 2012 #7
Chan790 Aug 2012 #11
sarge43 Aug 2012 #13
baldguy Aug 2012 #8
ProfessorGAC Aug 2012 #16
Baitball Blogger Aug 2012 #12
Johonny Aug 2012 #14
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #15

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:40 AM

1. Try remembering the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games

the first ones telecast.

I was just a kid, and I had no idea what the Olympics even were, but I remember that whoever carried the torch came skiing down a mountain, and that most of the skaters from those games were killed in a plane crash on their way to the world championships the following year, except for those who had turned pro.

I also remember the Rome Olympics of 1960, when Wilma Rudolph was the big track and field star, and two of the swimmers for Australia were Latvian refugees (something that my Latvian grandfather took note of).

I can remember watching the Munich Olympics and all the subsequent ones as if they were yesterday.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:32 AM

9. Grenoble

The first Olympics I remember is Grenoble, 1968. We had color TV!!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:44 AM

2. Wait until you're twice your current age.

I'm close to 50, I was pretty young, 7 in fact, but I can remember the tragedy of the Munich games pretty well. And I can definitely recall the national outpouring of joy 4 years late when Bruce Jenner won the Decathelon in Montreal. Yes, that Bruce Jenner, the one most people under 40 probably only know as the stepfather to a bunch of Kardashians.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:02 AM

10. Wow, One learns something new every day!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:10 AM

3. I still remember the 1972 games...

Obviously, for the terrorist attack.

But also the US vs Soviet Union basketball game fiasco.
The Soviets cheated, and the US team said "Up yours" to the silver.

The 1996 games I remember, mostly that screwy mascot and Eric Rudolph's bomb.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:32 AM

6. Don't forget about poor Richard Jewell

I didn't even remember Eric Rudolph's name, I'm sure I'm not alone on that. Meanwhile Richard Jewell will always be known as the guy who didn't bomb the Olympics.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:11 AM

5. You Feel Old At 26, Huh? Well, I Just Turned 51 The Other Day, So . . .

Should I feel almost deceased or deceased? LOL.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:24 AM

7. Wait for awhile, youngin'. It'll get worse.

In the not too distance future you'll get the bored or blank look or the "huh?" when you mention the 2012 Games.

Another moment will be when your first set of wheels will be considered a classic antique.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:33 AM

11. I'm 32 and I've already had experiences like that.

I was only 27 or so when I found myself stopped in stunned silence after hearing the radio DJ refer to the first CD I'd bought as a teenager as a "classic" or "oldie" (I don't remember which term was used)...Nirvana's Nevermind album. How can something be a classic when I remember the first time I heard it?!

I mean wow! I remember when Eddie Vedder wasn't an old man too. A really freaky one is the first time you open a history textbook and they're writing about things you think of as recent events as historical events like Challenger, the Berlin Wall falling, the OKC bombing,...or even the ones where you're like "No, I was there!"

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:09 AM

13. Mine from a couple of decades ago

Me: I remember listening to Sputnik beeping

Youngin': What's Sputnik?

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:45 AM

8. I've got socks older that some of those competitors.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:02 PM

16. Way More Than We Wanted To Know!

LOL! I'm on the same page, though. The first Olympics i clearly remember was Mexico City. I also remember some of Tokyo in 1964, because i was just starting to dig watching people run really fast and jump really high. And, T&F was always shown among the premier events in those days.

As to the OP, i was AT the Montreal Olympics. And, i had been voting for a couple years at that point. So, imagine how old those kids make me feel.
GAC

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:37 AM

12. Hello. I remember the figure skating competition.

yawn.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:13 AM

14. I remember in the 1980s when Bob Costas looked 26

wait he still does. Am I the only one creeped out that they now look older than Bob Costas!

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:19 AM

15. Female gymnasts as a rule seem to be about 16

 

you rarely see them much older.

These ladies will be ancient as far as the 2016 women's gymnastics team is concerned.

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