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Go for the Gold + Weekly Wrap Up

by Grace Bonney

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I’ve played some sort of competitive hockey (field or street) for the better part of my 35 years, so the idea of rallying around a team is something that feels like second nature to me. I didn’t grow up in an area with a major league sports team, so instead I turned to things like the Olympics for team spirit and that exquisite mix of suspense and joy that comes from watching something live and rooting for your team. This year I’ve watched the summer Olympics with a special interest, because there were so many milestones being reached, left and right. And today, I wanted to take some time out to celebrate the incredible women of the U.S. Olympics Gymnastics Team on their gold and to Simone Manuel of the U.S. Olympics Swim Team for becoming the first African American woman to win a gold medal in an individual event. During a time when our country is facing some really difficult times and tough decisions, I have found so much happiness and hope in watching these amazing women achieve the highest level of success in their field. And on that note, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you on Monday! xo, grace [Photo above from The Chicago Tribune. Photo below from Boston.com]

2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Team Victory Ceremony - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/08/2016. Simone Biles (USA) of USA (L), Gabrielle Douglas (USA) of USA (Gabby Douglas) (top L), Laurie Hernandez (USA) of USA (C), Madison Kocian (USA) of USA (top R), Alexandra Raisman (USA) of USA (Aly Raisman) (R) pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the women's team final. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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