Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Best of the Sochi 2014 Olympics

I've been MIA around here lately, but it was for a good reason. You see, I simply HAD to watch every single moment of Olympic coverage. I am a huge fan of the Olympics and was glued to my television during every moment of free time (and some not-free time) over the last two weeks. Now that it's all over, I'm so sad. At least I have these memories to tide me over until Rio in 2016.

Favorite Olympian: Noelle Pikus-Pace

LA Times
Noelle won the silver medal in skeleton after narrowly missing the podium in Vancouver. She decided to come back for one more Olympics with the support of her husband. He and their two kids traveled to every event with her so that she could compete without sacrificing family time. After her medal-winning run, she jumped into the stands, threw her arms around her husband, and said, "We did it!" Yep, I cried over skeleton. Thanks, Noelle.

Favorite Non-Olympians: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski

Johnny and Tara were, hands-down, the best part of the Olympics for me. I am a huge figure skating fan, and their commentary was superb. I DVRed the live coverage on NBC Sports instead of watching the events in primetime because I loved hearing their insight on the events. Then, there was the fashion. If you weren't following their Instagram, you missed out on some fierce outfits and amazing videos.

Best Viral Moment: Ashley Wagner's "bullshit" face

She was right. That score was bullshit.

Gold Medal About Which I Was Most Excited: Meryl Davis and Charlie White

USA Today

After their silver medal performance in Vancouver, I was thrilled to see Meryl and Charlie take home gold in Sochi. They did it in spectacular fashion, too, with a world-record high score.

New Favorite Sport: Slopestyle

Bleacher Report

This was a new sport to the Olympics this year, and I loved every minute of it. Competitors on both snowboards and skis scaled a series of obstacles and jumps, and it was really exciting.

Did you watch the Olympics? What were your favorite parts?


  1. A friend of mine from high school was there as part of the media team for US Bobsled/Skeleton. It was really cool to see her behind the scene pictures on Facebook - she even had one of her and Matt Lauer! Love the Olympics!

    1. That's so cool! It's my dream to go to the Olympics someday.