1) Seeing Michael Phelps doing so well and winning more medals in his final races and appreciating not only his talent but also the way he has matured over the years from a cocky young kid to the team leader he is today.
2) Seeing Simone Biles,who had been anointed prior to the Olympics as pretty much the best gymnast ever, live up to all the hype.
4) Seeing a kid from my own town competing in the Olympic games even if he didn't even make it to the finals and seeing a girl from a neighboring town shine in the Olympics on a team mostly loaded with athletes who are much more well-known than she is.
5) Seeing so many examples of true sportsmanship not only by individuals and between teammates but between competitors as well. With news so full of horrible things all the time and people against each other, the Olympics really shows how people can come together and be united. This year maybe even more than any other I feel like we really needed that. The next Olympic games can't come fast enough.
Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday
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