Thursday, August 16, 2012
Having been back in the States for three days now, I'm finally getting a chance to sit down and reflect upon everything I experienced over the past three weeks.
While I had an incredible time in London, I think the reality of what my classmates and I really got to take part in is just now beginning to hit me.
Going in, I knew that covering the games would be a valuable opportunity, but if someone had told me four weeks ago today that I'd be sitting front row at Olympic Stadium as the U.S. women made 4x100 history, or interviewing LeBron James and Kevin Durant the day before they took home basketball gold, I wouldn't have believed it.
In fact...it's still hard to believe.
Looking back, this entire trip could be described of "goosebump" moments:
Standing just feet from NBA icons. Seeing the Olympic Torch in person. Hearing our National Anthem as wrestler Jacob Varner had a gold medal strewn over his neck.
Sure there were plenty of frustrations over the past three weeks, but as both a lifelong sports fan and —let's face it— a bit of a journalism nerd, London was unforgettable.