Feb 21, 2010

Day Nine - Speeeed Skating!

Last night was a great night for Canadian speed-skaters. First of all, in the Ladies' Short Track 1500m Heat 3, Valerie Maltais qualified by a mere one thousandth of a second! A photo finish that was very exciting to watch. Maltais went on to the semi-finals, but missed qualifing by 2 seconds. Secondly, the Hamelin brothers, Francois Hamelin and Charles Hamelin both represented Canada in the Men's 1000m finals! They just missed the podium, placing 4th and 5th, but had terrific races.
Today at 4:40pm the long awaited USA vs. Canada men's hockey game will take place. It is going to be an incredible game, and I think the world is definitely going to be watching this one. On the topic of hockey, the women's hockey this year has been incredible, if I say so myself. I'm not just talking about the infamous 18-0 game, I'm talking about the quality of hockey these ladies are playing. I have actually enjoyed watching women's Olympic hockey more than men's Olympic hockey.
Also tonight I will be heading to The Scent Of Spring, put on by the National Dance Company of Korea, which should be amazing.
There is only a week left in the Olympics, which is sad because I am having such an incredible time with Students Live, and just the feel of the city right now. Yes, there are anti-Olympic organizations and people who are negative about the Games, but at this point most have accepted that the Games are here and all you can do is enjoy them.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to hear about the National Dance Company of Korea - keep us posted!