So now for the fun par! Pictures!!!
One of the athletes coming down the mountain
The crowd in the seated section of the spectators. We were in the sitting section cause the tickets were cheaper!
If you click to enlarge the picture you can see the Swiss horn better. He was all dressed up in traditional clothing too!
Mr. Milk with our friend Yangos holding up the Greek and Cypriot flags
Us with the skiers from Cyprus. They were really sweet and we hung out and chatted for a while.
Another view of the slopes
So you may have heard about the infamous Snow-Leopard from Ghana. He is the first skier from the snow-less country and only started skiing about 5 years ago. There was a lot of publicity about him in Vancouver and the crowed went nuts for him during both runs!
Here's a close-up of him. He kept getting stopped for people to take pics with him! Including the other athletes!
The Gold Medal Winner from Italy!
The Italians in the crowd went nuts after he won :)
Here is a video of a Canadian skier (sorry forgot his name) but you can see the reaction and encouragement from the crowd, which obviously consisted mostly of Canadians. Sorry about the camera turning! In my rush to get this recorded I got the angle of the camera wrong initially! :)
The most impressive thing was how much Olympic spirit there was! The crowd cheered every athlete on, especially when they missed a gate or fell, but went on to continue and finish their run! There was a lot of fog during the morning run making the skiing conditions tough for the athletes, and a lot of them ended up missing the gates and not finishing the run.
We are actually looking forward to going to some Paralympic events, so will keep you posted if we do!