Posted on January 24, 2010 by classic17
Earlier today, I got curious and looked up what the medals for the upcoming Olympics would look like. What I found was way more in-depth than I wanted, but I read all the articles and watched all the videos anyway. Apparently these medals are wrought with symbolism. Something about some whales and stuff, I don’t really remember. Anyway, I thought they looked a whole lot better than the medals from Turin four years ago.
After I was satisfied with the medals from Vancouver, I went back on a pictorial walk through past Winter Olympic medals and figured I’d share them with you all.
Filed under: Olympics | Tagged: 2010 Olympics, Albertville 1992, Calgary 1988, Lillehammer 1994, Medals, Nagano 1998, Olympic Medals, Olympics, Salt Lake City 2002, Torino 2006, Vancouver, Vancouver Olympics, Winter Olympics | 4 Comments »
Posted on January 15, 2010 by classic17
As Weller pointed out on Wednesday, I was recently informed that I got a job with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I’m going to be headed out there either on January 25th or February 4th (they’ll let me know tomorrow) and I’ll be back on March 3rd unless they keep me around for the Paralympics which take place immediately after the Olympics. I will be a “Venue Systems Manager” (OoooOOOOoooo) which means I’ll be in charge of the transportation of athletes and media from the Olympic Village to the venue. Basically I’ll be making sure that all the buses are running on time, carrying all the people they’re supposed to carry, and making sure that everything is ready for them when they step off the bus. I was also told specifically, “This is a stressful job.”
But I was also told that it’s a blast and I’ll be meeting all kinds of people from all over the world, which excites me. I do plan on taking my laptop, though I don’t know if I’ll have internet access or how much time I’ll have to give updates, but I’ll try my best. Now onto the Friday 5.
Filed under: Events, Friday 5, Olympics | Tagged: Bjørn Dæhlie, Calgary 1988, Dan Jansen, Eddie Edwards, Eddie The Eagle, Friday 5, Great Britain, Jamaica, Jamaican Bobsled Team, Lillehammer 1994, Lucky Me, Miracle on Ice, Philip Boit, USA, USSR, Vancouver, Vancouver 2010, Winter Olympics | 7 Comments »