Feb 122010
 
Danielle Goyette, Canada's flag bearer in Torino 2006

Photo credit: canada.com

The 2010 Winter Olympic Games start today and I have to say that I couldn’t be prouder to be Canadian.

These Games have been seven years in the making. More if you count the time it took VANOC to put its bid together. Personally, I’ve been invested in these Games for almost a couple of years now. Much of my work – that is, my day job – has been on Olympics prep. To say that I’m excited for the Games to start is an understatement. But of course, my work is just a very, very small part of the event. Starting today, we start seeing the results of a lot of hard work by a lot of people.

The hope is that these Games will be a success. The hope is that the events are seamless and our Canadian athletes are successful. The hope is that we act like gracious hosts and that our visitors enjoy their time in our city. Most importantly, the hope is that these Games show off the best in all of us, for the two and a half weeks of the Olympic Games and through the Paralympic Games that follow.

GO CANADA GO!

  • Kevin

    It’s really unfortunate that I couldn’t get a trip back home for the Olympics. With round trip tickets costing $1600+, it just wasn’t a trip I could make.

  • Kevin

    It’s really unfortunate that I couldn’t get a trip back home for the Olympics. With round trip tickets costing $1600+, it just wasn’t a trip I could make.

  • http://dailysportscard.com/blog Rookie

    You gotta be excited. Some day I will make it to the Olympics.

  • http://dailysportscard.com/blog Rookie

    You gotta be excited. Some day I will make it to the Olympics.

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