Friday, February 12, 2010

Let the Games Begin!

Those of you who have been around me a while know that I LOVE the Olympics! I'm excited that they are beginning and am watching the introduction to them now and looking forward to the opening ceremonies and every minute of the Olympics. It will be great to watch Apolo Anton Ohno and Shaun White and also some I will get to know during the Olympics in Vancouver. I really enjoy learning about the lives of the athletes and their stories. This is a highlight I look forward to every two years.

This morning was tragic when a luge athlete from the Republic of Georgia, Nodar Kumaritashvili, was killed in a crash during training. Twelve lugers have crashed on that course, which seems that it needs modifications. It is too dangerous. As one of the officials said, he is not as concerned for the top athletes as for the more inexperienced ones. They were going around 90 miles per hour. Source HERE. This definitely casts a pall over the competition and is a sad beginning.

2 comments:

froggy said...

We have to wait until 7:30pm PST to watch the ceremonies. Our NBC affiliate is running game shows until then.

I'm worried about other racers on that luge course.

Jacqueline said...

I heard about the luge. I think they should shut it down if they can't modify it. I will be watching as walk on the treadmill this week as well. The gym is the only place I can watch TV until the cable people restore my service, so I should be in good shape for a while.