Hooray for the Summer Olympics!

The countdown is over—the Summer Olympics are finally here!  The opening ceremony takes place today in London but will not be aired live in the U.S.  Instead, viewers will have to watch a tape delay of the opening ceremony which will air at 6:30 p.m. Central Time.  Try to stay away from the Internet if you want all the opening ceremony events to be a surprise!

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Olympic organizers have tried extremely hard to keep the opening ceremony a surprise, but nonetheless, some details have leaked.  One such rumor is that the United Kingdom’s own James Bond will be bringing the torch into the stadium.  Daniel Craig, the actor who currently plays James Bond, or a stuntman will bring the torch into the stadium.  It is also rumored that Sir Paul McCartney will be singing at some point in the ceremony.  The only way to find out if these rumors are true is by tuning in tonight!

The Olympics are a worldwide event, and records made at the Olympics are always something that competitors strive to beat.  However, there are some records that are impossible, or nearly impossible to beat.  In 1920, Oscar Swahn became the oldest person to win a medal at 72 years old.  Nadia Comaneci of Romania is the youngest person to win a gold medal and the first person to ever score a perfect 10.0 at the Olympics in 1976.  Comaneci was just 14 years old; this record is impossible to break since gymnasts now must be at least 16 to compete in the games.

We are all excited here at Community Insurance for the Olympics!  Enjoy the games!


-Sam

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