Sunday, August 22, 2010
Five Days Remain
As you may have read, I had a European and African experience in the World Culture Village. On August 20th they revealed the Americas and Oceania. I was pretty excited to see the Singaporean interpretation of the United States...
The other day I spent some time getting to know Team USA's archers: Coach Dee, Miranda, and Ben. Instead of seeing them compete I spent my time watching some others compete all while receiving an education in archery. They explained the rules and we watched as some of the other countries battled it out for victory. During this time I got to talk with Ben Chu, who had competed the day before and fell to his opponent by one point in the final round. Ben and I talked a lot about sport psychology and the importance of the mental game.
Red, White, and Blue Day - Scavenger Hunt
As a way to engage Team USA a bit more and give them something fun to keep them busy when they would not be competing we decided to offer a scavenger hunt and field day. About half of the delegation came out to participate for a fun fill afternoon of different competitive activities.
Maxamillian Schneider took the gold medal in the final round of Judo. His teammate, Katelyn Bouyssou, sat next to us to educate us on the sport. Katelyn competes today for her chance at the gold.
The emotion in the venue was incredible...