Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's Coming...

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics is starting in 9 days! After a seven year wait, I can't believe it's finally here. The city has been working hard to build new venues and fix up old ones, getting it ready for the games. We now have the Canada Line, a skytrain that goes between the YVR Airport and Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. The new Richmond Olympic Oval will host speed skating events, and the UBC Winter Sports Centre will have ice hockey games. The excitement is palpable when you head downtown. Many buildings are decorated Olympic themes, and store shelves are lined with Olympic merchandise. And who can forget those cute Olympic mascots? While I agree they are not the best representatives of Vancouver, and that they were probably chosen for their marketability and commercialization to children, who can resist those cuties?! In just a little over a week, Vancouver will be bustling with visitors from around the world. It's an amazing feeling to be part of it and I look forward to the start of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics!

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