The Olympics are here!  I hope you are catching as much of it as you can – we only get this once every four years, you know.  You’ve got to love all of the stories and the drama that come with the games.  Swimming, gymnastics, basketball, kayaking, table tennis, archery.  There’s just so much to see.

We’re really looking forward to the men’s shot put competition. Yeah, the shot put.

Our very own mid-Missouri boy, Christian Cantwell, will be throwing the shot for the United States this Friday.  Cantwell lives and trains right here in Columbia.  He brought home the silver from Beijing, he’s a favorite to win the gold in London, and he’s an all around nice guy.  Can you imagine throwing a 16 lb. metal ball farther than 70 feet?  Nope, me either.

Here’s a few other links to fuel your Olympic Fever…

Olympics, by East End Prints

Kim Rhode just won her 5th gold medal.  That’s five gold medals in five consecutive Olympic games!

Watch Kevin Mansker, of USA Cycling hit 257rpm.

Six lost Olympic sports.

Apparently Michael Phelps has been working on his English language skills. Just kidding.