What is The Olympic Fanatic?
An unabashedly obsessed fan of the Olympics writing about her one most favorite topic: The Olympics. The blog’s entries cover:
- News pertaining to both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
- Opinion pieces on athletes, the Games, and the sports.
- Reflections on past Olympic memories.
- Anything else I haven’t thought of, but somehow pertain to the Olympic Games.
Who is the Olympic Fanatic?
I have been a fan of the Olympics since my earliest childhood memories of watching the Olympic Games. As I outgrew the Barbies and Legos and entered the middle school years, I began the transformation from fan to fanatic. The family television never changed channels while an Olympics was occurring. My parents began to notice that I refused to leave the den. By the early teenage years I had developed an especially deep love for and obsession with the Games, and by the time the 1992 Games began, I think my family and I had all accepted that I had become a full-fledged Olympic fanatic.
In late 2009 I decided that even though I’d never be a sports journalist or an Olympic athlete, I could create an outlet for myself, allowing me to express my innermost thoughts about a topic for which I have a lot of passion. Although I love and respect all Olympic Sports, I do have my favorites: figure skating, gymnastics, swimming, speed skating, and more recently, Modern Pentathlon.