Every people cheer the athletes of own countries. We always hope Japanese athletes get medals. There is a idea of getting medal is important for almost Japanese people. On the other hand, there is another idea that it is enough to see good games as if they couldn't get medals. I think getting medals is better for the athletes. I want to see good performance for all of athletes.
Our hope, Aiko Uemura of mogul skier might get medal today. She is very popular in Japan.
I especially like figure skate. Nobunari Oda ,Daisuke Takahashi, Miki Ando and Mao Asada are expected to get medal in Japan.
We like a Japanese word of encouragement or cheering, "Ganbare !" がんばれ or "Ganbatte !" がんばって.This means "Cheer up" or "Good luck". We usually say it in daily life. And we sometimes use "Ganbare Nippon (Japan)" at Olympic games.
So I want to say, "がんばれ 日本"