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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

E is for Events

Well, Roger, you were half right when you guessed that this week my word would be "exciting" regarding the Olympics! But ha ha...I thought of the word "events," too! So here are a few of the exciting events that lucky ticket holders are getting to experience - hey! there's another "e" word! I have chosen videos that are as short as possible as you might get bored, but here goes:

LUGE: One of the most dangerous of the winter sports, you've probably already heard of the death of the Georgian athlete. I don't want to put anything like that on here, but here's a sort of animated version to show what it's like going down that slide!






SPEED SKATING: This year, Christina Groves put Canada on the map with a Bronze medal in the 3000 meter speed skating at The Richmond Oval.






MOGULS: The most exciting thing to happen so far during the Olympics is that Canada won its first gold medal on home soil - ever! Alex Bilodeau won the men's moguls on Sunday! The excitement was palpable at the Medal Ceremonies on Monday night.




FIGURE SKATING: My personal favourite is the figure skating because both my daughters were involved in it when they were young. As such, I'm familiar with the terminology, the spins, and the jumps. Unfortunately, our pairs team only made 5th this year, but we're still rooting for our Ice Dance, Men's, and Women's teams. Go Patrick and Joannie!








There's also all the skiing, snowboarding and skeleton events, the biathalon, and Canada's favourite event - hockey! Both our men's and women's teams are in good form and are expected to be in the medals, hopefully gold for both! Here is the lineup for the Canadian Men's team - a lot of you Americans might be surprised as to who's on the team!




So there you have just a few of the exciting events that the world is focused on this week and next. Hope you enjoyed your visit. To see more contributions to ABC Wednesday, just click here.

Oh, and as this goes to press, Canada's medal count is 2 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze.

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post for the day! So glad you're enjoying all the excitement! Have a great evening and a wonderful tomorrow!

Sylvia

Lindz said...

I love the olympics and I have been watching the winter Olympics in TV, I really enjoy it.

photowannabe said...

Wonderful post and I have been glued to the tv rooting for both the USA and Canada. You guys deserved the Golds, that's for sure.

Roger Owen Green said...

Hey, Leslie, I'M excited to get namechecked in your blog! I'm going to guess just one more week - fun? fanatic fans? how about fantastic?!

The crash, which I got to see thrice (thanks a LOT, NBC) got me reflecting on falling.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I love the Speed Skating, oh those men have big legs ... ha ha ha

Mara said...

Well done on the medal count. Unfortunately I cannot see any of the videos: I think I removed something from my computer that let me see them...

Leslie: said...

Anne, have you seen the gams on the ladies???

Tumblewords: said...

It's surely exciting! I've watched more of this event than any of the others and finally realized why - some of the figure skaters came here to qualify and many of the participants are from the PNW, too. It's all every eventful!

Jay said...

Exciting indeed! So sad about the Georgian luger. :(

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Liz said...

I see we've got a gold medal!