We watched the opening of the Vancouver Olympics last night. It was a great show but a small glitch left the torch bearers standing waiting while the malfunctioning torches were coaxed to rise from the floor. The highlight of the show for me was kd lang singing her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. I love her singing and was left in awe after this spectacular performance.
The tragedy on the Luge track in training yesterday was a terrible start to the event. It is an example of what can happen when speeds are allowed to get too high. They have moved the starting line downhill to the women’s start in an attempt to slow things down a little and have raised the wall where the Georgian luger went off the track.
Claudia came over to watch the Speed Skating and she was all decked out in her Dutch fan wear. The silly hat says “Holland” and the shirt says, “Watch Out For The Dutch”. Norma is holding the Canadian and Mexican flags because Mexico actually has an athlete in the Winter Olympics! He is 51 year old Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe and is an Alpine Skier. He says he is not just here to race, but that he intends to beat someone! We will be watching him.