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Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Here! Today, the Games Open!

Well, it is 3 am and I am working the graveyard shift in the Village.  It just dawned on me.  Today is the day that the Games open.

It has been seven years since Vancouver was awarded the Games and a lot of work has been invested since then.  For those who have worked for years on this, I am sure it is almost surreal to think the Games are actually here.

My guess is that it will be so busy that the next two weeks will go by quickly.  Hang on!

The Mens Downhill, one of the glamour races, goes tomorrow, on Saturday morning.

Also, I'm watching a news report about athletes who have tested positive for banned pre-Olympic testing.  How disappointing would that be - to actually be in Vancouver and then get disqualified.

In a similar vein, one of the American alpine skiers was injured in a training run today.  More devastating, Lindsay Vonn, the favourite for a number of alpine events, revealed that she has a deep bone bruise and that the pain is excrutiating.

Don't miss the Opening Ceremonies.  7 pm eastern or 4 pm pacific.

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