Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 11

Chocolate milk and snow boarding questions. I have not had any chocolate milk yet and I hurt just looking at people learning to snowboard. I have been a lifelong downhill skier. I know that a few of my skiing buddies are following this blog and all I can say is that this mountain is a great one.

I have seen athletes from all over the globe. I really enjoyed seeing Jon Montgomery of Russell, Manitoba after his Gold medal win. He stayed in the Village Square quite late into the evening signing autographs and chatting to fans.

The fans from Switzerland are very enthusiastic and chant as much as we do. The large bells they ring can be heard all over Olympic venues, but those Norwegian pants are cool. I don’t really have a favorite athlete but I do admire the dedication and commitment of the individuals who strive to participate in the games. They are focused and have put their best effort forward. I encourage each of you to follow the athlete’s example.

I look forward to seeing the Ness Canada Day celebration pictures later in the week!

The Mascot for the 2014 Winter games in Sochi, Russia in front of the Russian Olympic store.

Canadian Pride on display.

MTV VJ's Paul the Intern and Aliya-Jasmine Sovani doing an interview in the village square.

Boddie Miller of Team USA being interviewed by the journalist of Croatia.

The Media workroom in the Whistler media centre where press file their stories.

A behind the scenes look at the mixed zone. Here broadcast journalists are setting up to interview athletes after they leave the podium.


  1. Lincoln Middle SchoolFebruary 23, 2010 at 6:56 AM

    Hello from 6-13 at Lincoln Middle School. We are keeping track of all the medals won and placing them on a world map. We hope to take a picture and send it to Mr. McKiel tomorrow.
    Go Canada Go!!!

  2. 6-2 and 6-3 from Ness Middle SchoolFebruary 23, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    Mr. Weston,

    Thank you for including some pictures of the games. Which mascot of the 2010 games is your favourite? Are you excited to watch the men's Canada vs. Germany game tonight and the women's final Canada vs. USA? What is the best part about volunteering at the Games?

    Thanks again for keeping us in the loop!
    Eh, O'Canada Go!