MARCH 7 2014 - 11:13 AM

For those of you who were glued to your televisions for the Winter Olympics in Sochi (I know I was), you’d have to agree the entire event was absolutely spectacular! Congratulations to the Russians for exceeding everyone’s expectations! As for us Americans, we should all be very proud of Team USA for its incredible performance. These outstanding athletes prepared most of their lives for their Olympic spotlight, and it certainly paid off. Team USA had a total of 28 medals: nine gold, seven silver and 12 bronze. If only our men’s and women’s hockey teams and speed skaters fared better, we might have walked away with the highest medal count of the Olympics this year. Regardless of our final medal standing, we should all be extremely proud of everyone who represented our country in these incredible games. Congratulations, and we’ll see many of you again in Pyeongchang in 2018! Be well and build smart.