Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - February 15, 2018

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  Thanks for popping in and I hope you share what you're thinking out loud about by linking up below.

Today I'm thinking about something Eric and I have been spending A LOT of time doing the last few days - watching the Olympics.  Oh my goodness.  We have been staying up waaaayyy too late watching the action.  I'm looking forward to this weekend just so I can try to catch up on sleep a bit.  Are you watching?  
Have you noticed that the winners are not immediately being given their medals?  I, personally, am having a bit of trouble with this.  I'm missing the pictures of the Olympians holding up their shiny gems.  And what about the flowers?  A stuffed white tiger, a symbol of the Olympics mascot Soohorang, has replaced them.   Don't worry - the winners do receive their actual medal at a second ceremony held each night in the Medals Plaza located in Pyeongchang.

Wonder what the medals even look like?  The suspense was killing me so I had to look it up.

How cool are those babies!?!  A total of 259 metals will be awarded this year in South Korea.  Each gold medal has an approximate value of $577.   The US Olympic Committee adds a bonus for earning a medal - if you win a gold medal you also get a payday of $37,500, silver gets $22,500 and bronze takes home $15,000.  Cha-ching!

Well, I have more speed skating and downhill skiing to watch, so I better sign off here.
U-S-A!  U-S-A!

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  1. It's always such a joy to watch the amazing athletes and the stories behind them!!

  2. I've been obsessed with watching the Olympics this year! I get so excited for them!

  3. I've been watching here and there; I really like all the ice skating, etc. I didn't realize how much money the winners got! How awesome.


  4. The skating is my favorite so I've been catching that when I can. These medals are SO cool!

  5. Loving the snowboarding and the curling. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Thursday.

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