woohoo, Australia won it's first medal of the Games - a silver in the men's moguls to Dale Begg-Smith. And Canada won it's first gold of the Games, and the first gold on home soil ever - Alexandre Bilodeau in the men's moguls.
What in the world makes someone want to take up ski jumping? The thought of it terrifies me. But it's exciting to watch. The ski jump stadium is one of the venue where I am responsible for the retail tents.
Our first day of competition, the qualifying round, was Friday morning before the Opening Ceremony. The medal round was this morning. In fact ski jump was the first gold medal of the Games.
I'm pretty sure there weren't any Australian jumpers, but there were definately some Aussies in the crowd.
And our ski jump kiosk was busy for most of the day. Spectators bought a lot of cowbells.
We were lucky enough to be able to attend a dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony at Stadium (BC Place) last night. My mum, dad, hubby and I all got to go.
I can't tell you much, or anything at all. We were asked not to reveal any details or take any photos. We haven't and we won't. I'm not a big fan of the people who have posted details. Why spoil the surprise?
What I will tell you is, you should watch it tomorrow night. Either at home, at the pub, or at one of the live sites. Yeah, there were bits that didn't wow me, but overall it was quite spectacular. I'll be watching again tomorrow.
Tomorrow the Royal Canadian mint releases the Vancouver 2010 Lucky Loonie. You can wait to get one in your change, or you can get them at RBC branches and participating Petro Canada location.
Don't forget to get one for you collector's card. I think we need 7-8 of them. I think I'll just go to the bank, rather than trying to find them in my change. It could take forever.
The story of the Lucky Loonie began at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The icemaker, a Canadian, Trent Evans, buried a loonie under the centre ice. Both the Canadian men's and women's ice hockey teams went on to win gold.