We are blogging on behalf of the Visa Go World Olympic Campaign and receive compensation for our time, but the thoughts, words, and promotions on this page are FBG’s, not Visa’s. The gift card promotion is not sponsored by Visa in any way.
We are just hours—hours, people—away from the London 2012 Olympic Games’ opening ceremonies, and holy-moly, we are pumped. PUMPED! The ceremonies are always awe-inspiring to watch, but, really, they’re just the warm-up act to the amazing athletic feats to come, the records to be broken and the amazing stories behind them.
There’s a reason why not everyone can be an Olympian, let alone a gold medal winner. It takes heart. It takes dedication. And it takes a whole lot of time, training and focus on perfecting your body for your sport. Because we’re totally swimming and Michael Phelps obsessed, today we’d like to share another Phelps video with you. This one—which was created by Visa Go World to help cheer on Team Visa athletes (#VisaGoWorld if you’re on the Twitter!)—is enough to give you goosebumps and maybe shed a tear. It’ll also pump you up. Like big time.
Fantastic, right? And six years without a break from training? DANG.
If you’re ready to get even more in on the Visa Go World excitement, we’re giving away another $20 Visa gift card to help get you pumped for The Games. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with what sport you’re most psyched to see and why. While it’s not required per se, we also encourage you to check out Visa Go World’s Facebook page for this awesome app where you can cheer on your favorite athletes from around the world. It’s just another way to get in on all of the Olympics fun! We’ll select a winner in about a week, and U.S. readers only, pretty please.
Just a few more hours to go! —Jenn