5 Reasons to Add Gymnastics to Your Olympics Must-See List

(Image Credit: Instagram @alyraisman)

(Image Credit: Instagram @alyraisman)

The opening ceremony for this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio are tonight, and the ceremony kicks off some very busy weeks of athletic competition in sports that don’t get a whole lot of attention outside of the Olympic year. One of those sports is gymnastics, which takes the spotlight every four years as casual fans and Olympic-watchers take the opportunity to check out this unique sport. Maybe gymnastics is already on your can’t-miss Olympic viewing list, but if it’s not, it should be, and here’s why:

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Crowdtilt campaign hopes to send the Jamaican Bobsled Team to Sochi!

Jamaican Bobsled team

Jamaican Bobsled Team (Image Credit: Jamaican Bobsled Team/Crowdtilt)

“Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time!”

That’s right, the Jamaican bobsled team has qualified for the Sochi Olympics! The first time brought us an amazing story of perseverance, which you can watch in the campy classic Cool Runnings, about a team you’d never expect to see at a winter Olympics and what can happen when you decide to do something and truly commit to it. Continue reading