my friends heard a lot of fuck usa chants too saying that it got a bit stupid.
i too have so many oly highlights including spending a lot of time w/ my 2 1/2 year old at the ozone watching hockey and eating popcorn.
i have to admit, the teary eye moment for me though was of my dad getting lost.
so, first off my dad has had a real hard life and is not a very personable guy as he trusts no one. not even his family.
anyway, he has tai chi class as that's all he does other than sit at home by himself. his missed the classes during the first week of the olys as he was sick. last week was his first week back and he took the bus as he usually does. due to detours he ended up a little lost and confused but after following the driver's directions he ended up around chinatown area which he was familiar enough w/ to get him to class. after class he figured he could walk up a bit and find his way back home.
unfortunately his plan was to walk towards the skytrain station which was a bit far. after walking for a while he was tired and realized he couldn't make it as his knees were hurting and started to panic. he then saw a group of red cladded fans chatting on the side but was a bit intimidated by them but had no other choice but to ask for help. after explaining to them that he was lost and needed help to bus to the skytrain, one of the guys who probably sensed a bit of panic in his voice said, "oh i'm headed that way, i'll take you there right now". and w/ that he left his friends and took my dad down the block to the bus and brought him all the way to the main street station where they went their separate ways. my dad's a slow walker but the guy waited for him and walked w/ him across the street and chatted w/ him the whole time.
the guy was probably in his mid 30's and my dad is in his late 70's. he took the time and left his friends early just so he could personally help him out rather than just point him in the direction. the united friendly atmosphere is what i'll remember the most.