CoSport Company (the official ticketing agent for the Olympics) invited me to their hospitality lounge at the Sheraton Hotel where I mingled with guests from other countries, sampled cuisines from various world cultures and watched the women's snowboard cross on their giant TV.
Weather continues to be extremely warm but the atmosphere last night at BC Place for the Victory Ceremony was HOT! Seth Wescott from Sugarloaf, Maine, was awarded a Gold Medal for Snowboard Cross and it was wonderful to hear our national anthem and unfurl our large U.S. flag for all to see. Following the medal ceremony we were treated to a full concert by the Bare Naked Ladies, concluding with fireworks. This Olympic Committee has thought of everything to make the entire experience outstanding. I counted more than 10 foreign languages heard while waiting in line to go through security check at the BC Place.
Today my Olympic ticket brought me back to Pacific Coliseum to attend women's and men's short track finals and semi-finals. The men's 5,000-meter relay was the most exciting, with Apolo Anton Ohno leading the U.S. team to the finals.
Next time, I will share my experience at the women's snowboarding halfpipe competition at Cypress Mountain...it may be cold enough there to wear gloves.