I have been watching the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. And watching and watching. It has been many years since I actually sat down and watched a Parade of Nations. When I was younger, I would not have missed a moment.
I have never been to an Olympic event. The closest I ever got to one was to be in Melbourne, Australia when the flag went by in 2000.
But I did get to put on an Olympic Gold medal and I must say it was thrilling. I worked with someone whose sister was an Olympic athlete, Sheila Taormina. We did a fundraiser for her prior to the 2000 Olympics. She brought along her 1996 Gold Medal and had me put it on for our photo.