YES! YES! YES!
Esp. when this happens.
Proudest moment ever and I couldn’t have put it better as this:
The final medal ceremony of the Olympics was for the men’s marathon. How great is that? Most medal ceremonies occur in one of the far-flung venues in front of a few thousand fans generally waiting to go home. Marathon winner Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya was feted in front of a packed and attentive stadium, including all the other athletes, and however many billions of viewers around the world, with the medal presentation, the national anthem and the raising of the Kenyan flag. It does not get bigger than that. How many of the roughly 11,000 athletes were in attendance when Michael Phelps received one of his golds?
To make it even more special the gold medal was presented by IOC president, Jacques Rogge. Now thats unique not even Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt had such an honour. The world’s spotlight was at that moment on Wanjiru and Kenya.
The last medal of the Beijing games and the national Anthem, it has never felt better being Kenyan than at that moment. I will never forget it.
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