Well I don’t know about you but I am super excited for the Olympics to start in a couple days. I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m originally from Canada and we certainly love our olympics up there. However I will admit that the Summer Olympics are not really our strongest events (I kid, I kid!), but where we excel is in the winter games.
The 2022 winter Olympics are taking place in Beijing China and begin on February 4th with the Opening Ceremony, and will then conclude on February 20th. During that time we will be privy to a large assortment of sporting events.
Of course Hockey is my top sport. I used to play when I was younger and just grew up watching some amazing players and teams throughout the years. But there are so many amazing events during the winter games that I find myself just sitting through all of them.
Even events like the biathlon where athletes ski through a cross-country trail and then need to shoot some targets each lab. Seems a bit strange but I’m all in on this one. Plus watching things like bobsledding, speed skating, ski jumping, luge, figure skating and so many more I just can’t wait.
But if there is one event that is my guilty pleasure it’s Curling. Now this sport can be a bit confusing when you first start watching them throw those huge rocks down the ice and then there is all the seeping and yelling. Seems like something out of a Harry Potter novel, but the strategy that comes into play especially when it’s a close score can be super intense.
Plus there is always some amazing shots that take place to either clear out the house, or place their rock right on the button to score some points. This year I’m all set and even have my US Curling team t-shirt all ready to go.
To help celebrate this years Olympic games elongated coin designer Rob Gilber created an amazing design. It includes the Beijing 2022 logo, and the Olympic Rings along with the dates for the entire event.
This design was made available on the standard US Cent, but also in various denominations including US nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, dollar, 1/4 oz copper round and even a special $2 Mexican coin.
At a quick glance it also looks like I have my very own collection of Olympic medals just in elongated coin form. If you are interested in this design I’ve included the link here to The Elongated Collectors Facebook page where Rob makes his designs available for sale. I would recommend you act quickly if you are interested since the Olympics are starting soon, and some of the unique coins that were pressed are in very limited supply.
I certainly can’t wait for these Olympic games to start. It’s always nice to take a break from everything going on in the world and just enjoy watching some very talented athletes represent their countries and hopefully get a chance to stand atop the gold medal podium. Stay safe everyone and enjoy the Olympics!