Friday, February 12, 2010

Sports For Chicks: VaVaVaVancouver!

What is the best way to get over the end of the NFL Season blues?  The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Cananda...that's what!

Tonight kicks off the opening ceremonies--and I can't wait to see what they are going to do, who is going to perform, will they out do China's Opening Ceremonies two years ago?  For those not in the know, Opening Ceremonies have no sports at all (the way some, believe it or not, like it!).

It is a grand production of music and spectacle years in the making.  It's kind of a cross between the Rose Bowl Parade, Circque de Soleil,  and a U2 concert.  It's loud, emotional, and will undoubtedly have some kind of fireworks.  Then of course, we get about two hours of athlete introductions as each country marches in wearing their colors, soaring their flags. 

Then, the final question of the night is how will they light the torch? We've seen switches flicked, flaming arrows arched, our heroes with torch in hand.  What will they do tonight?  Can't wait.

One other thing we will surely witness tonight...a moment of silence for the luger from the country of Georgia,
Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died during a training-run crash, before the Olympics even began.  Our hearts weep for his family, his teammates, his country.  We can only imagine how the pursuit of a dream, four years in the making, and it's tragic ending would effect us in the U.S.  I don't know about you, but there will be times when I'll be rooting for Georgia over athe next two weeks, as well as our own.

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