Our Olympic Moments

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Guest post by Michelle from Michelle’s Family Journal.

Friday, February 12, 2010: A simply amazing day in the city of Vancouver. It was the final day of the 106 day Olympic Torch Run, ending inside B.C. Place Stadium with the opening ceremonies. Thousands came out to see the torch. Here are some of my pictures:

We were privileged to see the Canadian, Russian, Japanese, and Danish curling teams practicing here in New Westminster, an amazing experience. On the day these pictures were taken it was the Canadian Mens Team, the Japanese Men and Woman teams, and the Russian Men and Woman teams all practicing at the same time.

Here is a Russian Men’s Curler


a Russian woman’s curler stands by watching and waiting.



Marc Kennedy, a Canadian curler.


On Tuesday morning the Olympic Torch came to town. My Happy flag waving daughter :)


McKenna was able to hold an unlit torch with a torch bearer.So exciting…

The Torch Ceremony with the Mayor, and various dignitaries on the stage after the cauldron was lit from the torch.


One of our torch runners being the much loved Dal Richards. He is 92 years old and he discovered Michael Buble!!!!

My Online Friend Susan is an official photographer so here is her flickr link http://www.flickr.com/photos/susangittins/, Simply amazing pictures !!!

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Family of Georgian Luger Nordar Kumaritashvili who tragically lost his life during a training run on the track at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Written by guest contributor, Michelle, who blogs at Michelle’s Family Journal.

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1 Susie's Homemade February 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm

How exciting!!


2 Luis Rosario February 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Great read! I wish i was there that looks so fun. The Canadian, Russian, Japanese, and Danish teams are all awesome. Thank you for sharing this story with us and God bless.


3 Chris February 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm

How amazing, your so lucky to been a witness to such an event.


4 Messy Mommy February 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm

How awesome is that! We got rid of cable so no Olympics for us. :( I was so sad to hear of the luger that died.


5 Alexandra February 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm

how cool!! wish I could have been there too ;)


6 Keith Wilcox February 15, 2010 at 12:10 am

I’ve always thought curling was a reasonably silly sport. However, Watching it can be interesting considering the tactics that go into it. Sorta like putting shuffle board into the summer olympics :-) That being said, I would have loved to see it. The olympics have that special aura that makes anything fun to watch.


7 Susan February 15, 2010 at 1:36 am

Thanks so much Michelle for sharing this with us here at 5 Minutes for Mom!!!


8 Emery February 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm

That’s so cool. I can’t wait to see these sports because I don’t understand a lot of them. curling has confused me since the last olympics. I watched the biathalon and I think I get it now. The winter games are great to watch. It’s the first time I’m so thoroughly into them. Seems like you have a great vantage point. enjoy it


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