Friday, February 10, 2012

Olympic Memories--Saturday 10 February 2002

As in the past few days, the writing in blue is from ten years ago. That's just in case you get mixed up with the days and dates I'm discussing.

I have added quite a few photos that were not posted with the original entry--just because I have them.

“Saturday’s Highlights”

            I began my “talent host” job on Saturday. I was stationed at a hotel here call Grand America.

            The band which my “team” is currently assigned to is LifeHouse. They are an up and coming band, all very young. They are thoroughly enjoying all the special treatment that Olympic talent is given. I guess we may be spoiling them. They play tonight at the Medal Plaza Ceremonies then leave tomorrow.

Here is a youtube posting from that night. They are performing at the Olympic Medal Plaza Ceremonies. This is how they sounded ten years ago:

 On Monday our team will be assigned a new band. I’m not sure who yet.

            I guess you can tell by the photo(s) that the gang at the house were out and about on Saturday. They visited Rice-Eccles Stadium where the Opening Ceremonies took place. The cauldron is pretty neat in the early morning sun. They snuck into the stadium and found others were also taking photo ops. They explored the ice and stands and felt part of the experience.

            Ice dancing was fabulous. We (the audience) disagreed with many of the judges scores and weren’t afraid to let them know about it. 

        How about those USA silver medals in moguls (Shannon Bahrke) and speed skating (Derek Parra) yesterday!!!!

By the way, both these athletes were at the 10
year lighting of the flame ceremony on Thursday night.
Very exciting to see them.

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