NASHVILLE, TN – (July 18, 2012) – To celebrate the 2012 Summer Olympics that are right around the corner, a few of our Artists have shared their favorite Olympic memories. We will be sharing more stories throughout the month of July. From Warner Music Nashville and Word Entertainment, good luck Team USA!
Summer Olympic Questions:
1. If you could compete in an event at the Summer Olympics, what would it be and why?
2. Any memorable Olympic event you recall?
3. Do you have a favorite Olympian? Why?
KRISTA MARIE FROM THE FARM:
“My kind of Olympics… the Summer X Games, motocross of course!
“In 2006 when Travis Pastrana won gold at the Moto X Freestyle Finals doing a double back flip!!! What?!”
“Uhh yeah…Pastrana! #199 all the way! He has now won 10 X Game Gold medals in super cross, motocross, freestyle & rally racing. That’s bad ass in my book!
DAMIEN FROM THE FARM:
“100 yard dash.”
“Carl Lewis becoming the fastest man alive”
“It would definitely be Gymnastics! I wish I could do half the stuff they can! They are amazing!”
“When Misty May and Kerri Walsh won for the second time in 2008 after winning in 2004…I love volleyball so it was awesome to see them kick butt! Girl power:)”
“Kristi Yamaguchi…I grew up skating and she was always my idol!”
“Gymnastics. I was a gymnast for five or six years. I love watching it!”
“The Magnificent Seven, the victorious all-around women’s gymnastics team that represented the United States at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.”
“Kerri Strug. She is by far my favorite, because of her courage and commitment. Her bravery in the face of fear and her unwavering passion.”
DAVE FREY FROM SIDEWALK PROPHETS
“If I could compete and win the gold in an Olympic sport it would easily be table tennis. It really is unreal to watch those guys play! I used to believe that I was a ping pong master in college until the first moment I witnessed Olympic table tennis. If I could somehow have the chops to compete against those guys, all my college friends would finally have to admit that I am the king of ping pong.”
“The Atlanta Olympics in 1996 were so much fun to watch. I’ll never forget my entire family gathered around the TV the night the women’s gymnastics team won gold. My mom literally screamed. The USA basketball team that year was amazing. I also fondly remember watching the swimming events and then my buddy and me trying to race each other in the local pool. The best part is that the worst I could do was silver. It was an awesome summer, and the patriotism and moving stories of the Olympics made it even more memorable.”
“My favorite Olympians were the entire 1996 women’s gymnastics team…and even though he never competed, Bella Karolyi. Bella’s passionate encouragement brought home gold and was parodied on Conan O’Brien for years.”
“The 100 meter, because if I was doin’ that…I’d be a speedy son of a gun!”
“The ‘Miracle on Ice’! I know it was the Winter Olympics, but when the Russians went down, it was huge!”
“I always liked Michael Johnson. He wore those gold shoes and just flew around the track!”