No doubt you’ve seen that the Winter Olympics has started in Torino, Italy. I’m not sure how much we’ll get to see, but the Snowboard Cross sounds particularly interesting.
We caught a bit of the opening ceremony last night though, and we were particularly impressed with the massive skiier. Basically, about 400 people dressed in different colours ran around in a group, which from above became the form of a skiier. They moved about in unison to imitate the skiier going down the snow, then over a jump, and finally landing safely. It was just brilliant! I tried to find a photo of it on the ‘net but without success.
But my favourite part of the ceremony was a comment made by one of the American commentators, as the athletes walked onto the stage. “Most of these athletes have absolutely no chance of winning a medal”. Nothing like a bit of positive thinking to kick things off on the right foot!