Continuing my daily series featuring my personal experiences at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics I have to say that yesterday was indeed a fantastic day. Despite not getting to bed until 2:30 this morning because I was still up working, John and I had a once in a lifetime experience over at the Pacific Coliseum.
Day Four, February 15, 2010
First thing in the morning I sat in on a press conference with Alexandre Bilodeau, the first Canadian to win gold in Canada.
Following the media event I wrote several posts, featuring the Vancouver 2010 iPhone application, and hung out at the Media Centre where the wifi is abundant and the coffee is complimentary.
John and I then headed over to the Pacific Coliseum for the pairs figure skating final. If you’re heading out there you can take a #135 or #10 Hastings bus and follow the instructions from the blue jacket volunteers. Bring as little as possible with you so that you can get through security with ease.
Once again I can’t post photos from inside Olympic venues on my site but you can view my Flickr stream for a sneak peek. John also has an amazing set of all the on-ice action.
It was awesome to watch the Chinese win gold and silver – the crowd absolutely loved them and they performed flawlessly. We stuck around as they handed out the medals in a special ceremony and it was neat to get text messages from our family in Iowa and Illinois that spotted us in the stands during the live broadcast.
I promise I’ll have more daily photos tomorrow as I won’t be heading into any venues but I will be heading to a broadcast centre and a brewery (in that order).
Medal Count for Canada – February 15, 2010
Coming up for Day Five at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, it’s Nova Scotia Day with celebrations all round. Canada is featuring a province each day so you can learn more and get some goodies from the Canada Pavilion (at LiveCity Downtown) if you stop by. There will of course be celebrations at the Atlantic Canada House tonight as well.