Opening Ceremonies for Vancouver 2010

Snowboarder jumps through the Olympic rings
Last night, Vancouver, British Columbia welcomed the world, as over 2,600 winter athletes from 82 countries entered the BC Place arena, ready to compete in 86 events in 15 different sports. The opening ceremony focused on Canadian diversity and heritage, with emphasis on the many cultures of the First Nations. After the longest Torch Relay in history, the Olympic Flame has come to rest and now lights the cauldron of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Opening Ceremonies for Vancouver 2010 – The Big Picture – Boston.com.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 13th, 2010 — No Comments


Riding the Offspring of Pegasus and a Unicorn

During a press conference yesterday, U.S. Olympic snowboarder Graham Wantanabe fielded a question about what it feels like to the on the Olympic team.

“Try to imagine Pegasus mating with a unicorn and the creature that they birth. I somehow tame it and ride it into the sky in the clouds and sunshine and rainbows. That’s what it feels like.”

via Riding the Offspring of Pegasus and a Unicorn at Backcountry.com: The Goat.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 12th, 2010 — No Comments