London Olympics – my favorite things from week 1

I’ve had a blast keeping up with the results from the Olympic events since the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Between holding our own ‘Olympic events’ in Colorado with 2 year old Evan as the star athlete to watching events like swimming and gymnastics and seeing all of the USA success it has been a great week!

These were a few of my favorite things:

US wins gold in the women's 4x200m Freestyle relay!

The "Fab 5" ladies winning gold in gymnastics!!

The “Fab 5” ladies winning gold in gymnastics!!

Watching Will and Kate - and Harry - cheering on the games

Watching Will and Kate – and Harry – cheering on the games

Nathan Adrian wins gold in the 100-meter freestyle on August 1

Nathan Adrian winning gold in the 100-meter freestyle

Michael Phelps wins his 19th medal and becomes the most decorated athlete in Olympics history!!

Michael Phelps wins his 19th medal and becomes the most decorated athlete in Olympics history!!

Michael Phelps wins the 200 IM to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three straight Olympics, also marking his 16th Olympic gold.

Michael Phelps wins the 200 IM to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three straight Olympics, also marking his 16th Olympic gold.

Gabby Douglas wins the women's gymnastics All-Around!!

Gabby Douglas wins the women’s gymnastics All-Around!!

Will and Kate celebrating Great Britain's gold in the men's Team Sprint track cycling final

Will and Kate celebrating Great Britain’s gold in the men’s Team Sprint track cycling final

Katie Ledecky (only 15 years old!!) winning gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle final

Katie Ledecky (only 15 years old!!) winning gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle final

Missy Franklin winning gold and breaking the world record in the women's 200-meter backstroke final

Missy Franklin winning gold and breaking the world record in the women’s 200-meter backstroke final

Michael Phelps winning gold in the men's 100-meter butterfly final- his last Olympic individual race

Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Volmer, and Allison Schmitt set a world record to win gold in the 4x100-meter medley relay, the last women's race of the games

Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Volmer, and Allison Schmitt setting a world record to win gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay, the last women’s race of the games

Carmelita Jeter winning silver in the Women's 100m Final- in her first Olympics!

Carmelita Jeter winning silver in the Women’s 100m Final- in her first Olympics!

Matthew Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps, and Adrian Nathan winning gold in the men's 4x100 medley relay. Phelps' last Olympics race making his total medal count 22, with 2 bronze and silvers and 18 gold medals!

Matthew Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps, and Adrian Nathan winning gold in the men’s 4×100 medley relay. Phelps’ last Olympics race making his total medal count 22, with 2 bronze and silvers and 18 gold medals!

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis winning the heptathlon with an incredible last event in the 800-meter run - marking Great Britain's first track gold medal ever.

Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis winning the heptathlon with an incredible last event in the 800-meter run – marking Great Britain’s first track gold medal ever!

Michael Phelps getting called back to the podium by the governing body of swimming, FINA, to receive a trophy commemorating his standing as the most decorated Olympian ever!! :)

Michael Phelps getting called back to the podium by the governing body of swimming, FINA, to receive a trophy commemorating his standing as the most decorated Olympian ever!! 🙂

Can’t wait to watch the rest of the Olympic events and cheer on the USA!!

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