- 10/08/2016I find myself after 4 days of competition into the Games watching Beach and Indoor Volleyball smiling more and more. Its not just for TeamUSA athletes... but each and every one out there... its so amazing to see the different characters that come out on the court. You'll see some that stay clam and composed, some that try to contain the competitive monster but let it slip every once in a while, and those that just can not contain the joy and elation they feel at every whistle blow.
Sports is a funny thing that way... it allows us to show our true individual character.
Comments09/08/2016 #2 Pamela L. WilliamsI've noticed something different in these olympic games. There is a sense of acceptance of differences. The games seem to be more enjoyment of being at the games and having to win. I've never watched as many of the events as I am now. I find I'm really enjoying Rowing and Equestrian events. (sorry Spain got eliminated in the two man rowing competition today :-) )
- Producer06/08/2016Do what makes you Smile.As the Olympic Games open this evening in Rio it has me thinking about the sport that I grew to adore and brought me so much joy and learning experiences over the years and now allows me to share time with all of you. It's interesting when you look...
Comments06/08/2016 #4 Pamela L. Williams#2 I was a sprinter too! Me and my brother both did 50&100. We lived in Riverside CA at the time. My mother couldn't swim at all, sank like a rock so she made sure all of us learned. Like you said; water, water everywhere! Plus I almost drowned when I was about 7 and that made me want to learn. Instead of making me afraid of water I had to conquer it!06/08/2016 #2 Heather BownA swimmer!!! That was my first love. Growing up in Southern California we were always around the water, so my sister and I both swam competitively as our first sport. I was a sprinter 50 &100 meter mostly. I have to admit I was mostly arms. Haha
But I love that you surprised your opponents. It's the best when you can't be defined by what people think.
#106/08/2016 #1 Pamela L. WilliamsEnjoyed reading your article Heather. Welcome to beBee. i haven't played in years. I used to love to play and always did better at the net or serving. Although I was short (barely 5'4") most of my power was in my legs from years of swimming and biking so everyone was surprised how high I could jump to block or slam it across the net. So what I enjoyed most was the looks on the other teams faces when I out-jumped their taller player. :-) To be honest, my sport of choice was actually baseball (as a player, I don't like watching it), again my leg strength and speed made me a perfect outfielder.
- Producer04/08/2016RIO 2016 Volleyball Schedule & Times being aired on NBCOlympics.comRio Olympic Schedule for our Men's and Women's Volleyball TeamsAs many of you may know the Olympic Games span a period of two weeks. Volleyball is one of the few sports that has the privilege to compete for the entire length of the Games. Starting...