That being said, once the opening ceremonies take place and the media stories suddenly focus on the athletes, I do tend to flip the channel to the games at least once a day just to see how "we're" doing.
I'm not a sporty person myself so I rarely read books about sports or athletes. The one exception I can recall is My Sergei, by ice skater Ekaterina Gordeeva.
|My Sergei: A Love Story|
And then one day, like all fairy tales, tragedy struck. Sergei succumbed to a heart condition and the skating world went into shock. We would never again see the perfection of Grinkov and Gordeeva on the ice.
But Ekaterina did find a way to move on. She's a champion, that's just what she does. Her book about their life together is wonderful. And really, it's more about their relationship than sports, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much.
Today Ekaterina has a new family, with her daughter from Sergei, her new husband Ilia Kulik (a fellow skater), and their little girl. They run a skating training facility in California, and are training new Olympians.
Even the sportscasters are so mesmerized in this clip, they hardly speak!
Do you have a favourite sports book? A favourite athlete who you wish would write a book? Or even a favourite book that takes place at the games? Leave a comment below~
If you're looking for more books about the sports or the Olympics check out the list of lists from Goodreads HERE.