The 2010 Olympic games are officially over. It is almost with a heavy heart that I type this. I had so much fun! And, like Bill Plaschke wrote in his article Canada is a Winter Games Wonderland written for the LA Time "For two weeks, you lived your anthem..." I did. We did. We were determined, successful, generous in spirit, welcoming hosts and patriotic to the core. We were with each athlete every step of the way and we cried tears of joy and tears of loss for every win and every almost-but-not-quite. We jumped out of our seats for the goals and the golds. We Twittered and Facebooked everything that we loved about those seventeen days. We traded our apathy in for honest to goodness caring and concern for everyone involved from athletes, to families of to spectators and everyone else and in between. And it was AWESOME!
And when Joannie Rochette won bronze in Women's Free Skate. To overcome the grief of losing her mom just days before to skate the two best skates of her life and end up on the podium. Winning a medal in an event packed full of phenoms from every country is an accomplished in of itself but to do it through the grief, wow. Not just wow though, she took home the Terry Fox award for her efforts and triumphs. Go Team Canada!
I am tempted to embed the golden goal video from the Canada-USA hockey game but I am sure many of you have already seen it. Let's just say I was dancing around here like a fool for a couple hours! Instead, I will leave you with a different sort of skating video, one more like Blades of Glory than the 2010 Olympics but still awesome!
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See you in Russia!!!!!!!!!