Sochi 2014 Paralympics: March 7th to 16th, 2014…

2014_Sochi_ParalympicsThere are two Olympics that I care about and it is not the Summer Olympics nor the Winter Olympics. I have very little desire to watch the regular Olympics and that is how I have been for my whole life. Now in the same mode of mind, but in a different way of my thinking, I am a avid supporter of the Paralympics and the Special Olympics!

I believe that the true spirit of the Olympics can be found in the Special and Paralympics. I watched the money being lavished upon the elite over regular Olympics and realized that it was all just a political merry-go-round…

I use to have many certificates of appreciation from the Special and Paralympic committees in the past, because I went out of my way to offer, give and supply as many services as I could afford and asked nothing in return. I did my best to stay out of the limelight and keep a low profile, as that is just the way I am. They the committees made sure that I was embarrassed with presentations and such, but a jealous ex-wife burned all my appreciation certificates and destroyed two actually gold medals associated with the Special Olympics… (No they were real facsimile medals, but not what the athletes would get!)

I remember the look on peoples faces as I would deliver free basic meals, as in “meals on wheels” to the Special Olympics and I sat down and had very good insightful conversations with Paralympics athletes. I also got to experience the unique abilities of the mentally handicap and learned that I myself had the messed up thinking’s, not them. I guess there was some perks about being the boss and spending my money the way I decided. I do know that funding for the lessor of the Olympics is pathetic at best, I knew this and I helped with what I could do. I was in foodservice and hence I could effect the bellies of the athletes…

I am talking about this right now, because the Paralympics are now getting ready to start in Russia. Now while my favorite are the Intellectually Challenged Special Olympics, but I will take the Paralympics as a backup any day…

I guess I should have said what Olympics many years ago, that Sveta and I would go to. Sveta agrees and we will go to the Paralympics this year. It is starting at the end of this week and will last one week exactly. We have tickets to see several events and we are excited to see the facilities and changes that happened to Sochi. Though knowing me, I will be a little upset as I loved Sochi the way it was and from what I am seeing, there have been big changes…

Tickets for events in the Sochi Paralympics are few and basically sold out across the board, right now. I suspect that some tickets will pop up right before the events, but as it is looking, hotels are sold out and tickets are sold out. That makes me smile…

So while we enjoyed the Sochi Olympics on the computer screen, we will enjoy one of the best Olympics, in person…

Now that is just how I feel and I was amazed that my little sweetie Sveta, feels the same way… 🙂

Post by Kyle Keeton
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