I don’t know about you, but I love the Olympics! Seeing the world come together to celebrate our amazing athletes and to watch them compete and share their stories with us is just so inspiring. It’s magic, really.
As I plop down on the couch (don’t worry, I have been getting outside for some exercise each day too) to watch my favorite events which include swimming, tennis, beach volleyball, track & field, diving, gymnastics … oh, I love it all … I started wondering about how many veg athletes are out there representing their countries, & I was able to find all kinds of goodies which makes my heart sing! La, la, la!
This list includes some of the current and past Olympians who are veggie. Pretty Cool, huh? I’m a BIG fan of the Williams sisters who try hard to eat a raw vegan diet. RAWK ON, GIRLS & congrats to Serena on the GOLD! And I love Britain’s Silver Medalist Lizzie ArmitStead, a cyclist, who took the country’s first medal of the games after an 87 mile trek. Check out the list & some of these rawsome links I have for you about vegetarian and vegan athletes:
Olympic Vegetarians: an article from the UK’s The Guardian
Vegan & Vegetarian Athletes on Big City Vegan
Olympic Athletes Thriving on a Veg Diet: article in VegNews
Radio Show & Blog Post on vegan athletes on Vegan Option
List of vegan/veggie athletes on veganathlete.com
Now I am going to pause the waterpolo match & go out for a long walk with my dog! I don’t want to become an Olympic couch potato.