I am going to be totally open and write exactly what I think so far as I spend my weekend hoping things get better in Vancouver and area. I have been watching a lot of the coverage and the experience viewed from a far has been very poor. I hate to admit this, as I am super patriotic, but sometime we have to be brutally honest. I can't imagine that we have looked very good from the eyes of the rest of the world.
From the very boring opening ceremonies (only reason I kept watching was to see who would light the flame), terrible weather, tragedy on the luge course, broken ice surfacing machines for speed skating, the bad lip synching of the big musical guests at the ceremonies, the mechanical delay in lighting the indoor cauldron, the embarrassing ride of shame to get to the outdoor cauldron on the back of a pick up in the rain (Poor Gretz!), the idiot activists in Vancouver, the 18-0 womens hockey score, it has just been tough to say the games have been going as planned. I am sure there is more but this is just off the top of my head as I take a moment to blog.
Thankfully, our amazing athletes have performed well and keep me going back to watch more. I can only imagine the stress they are under and so far they have been trying their hearts out to perform to their bests. I know there is so much emphasis on medals but when you are putting in your top result against this level of competition, you have to feel they have done all they could to proudly represent themselves, their families and the country!
Let's cross our fingers for some better luck for the Olympics.