Posts Tagged ‘cross country’

Vancouver Winter Olympics: Women’s 10 km Cross-Country Skiing

February 22, 2010

Creek at Whistler, Vancouver Olympics.

With Italian Cross-Country skier Antonella Confortola at the Olympics in Vancouver.

Photos from the women’s 10 km Cross-Country skiing event:

Cross-Country skiers prepare for the 10k race at the Olympics.
Women’s 10k Cross-Country skiing at the Olympics.
Women’s 10k Cross-Country skiing at the Olympics.
Women’s 10k Cross-Country skiing at the Olympics.

Norwegian fans at the Cross-Country stadium at the Olympics.
Charlotte Kalla of Sweden celebrates gold. Kristina Smigun-Vaehi of Estonia (left) won silver; Marit Bjoergen of Norway claimed bronze.

Watching women's 10k Cross-Country skiing at the Olympics.

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Vancouver Winter Olympics: Nordic Combined

February 22, 2010

 

Cross-Country portion of the Nordic Combined event at the Olympics.

American Johnny Spillane celebrates after winning silver in the Nordic Combined event at the Olympics.

Nordic Combined ski jump at the Olympics.

Nordic Combined ski jump at the Olympics.

Yusuke Minato of Japan at the Nordic Combined Olympic event.

Nordic Combined event at the Olympics.

Above:  photos from the Nordic Combined event at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  It’s a combination of ski jumping and cross-country skiing.

Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won the gold, American Johnny Spillane won the silver, and Alessandro Pittin of Germany got the bronze.

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Vancouver Winter Olympics: the fans

February 22, 2010

I spent five days at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver last week.  It was an amazing experience.  I’ve always loved the Winter Olympics so this was a chance for me to see them and also see a new area.

Vancouver is an incredible city and the people were great. One of the main memories I have is simply walking through downtown at night and seeing wall to wall people walking and celebrating, wearing their Canada jerseys and singing “Oh, Canada.”

Most of my blogs in the past have been a lot of text without too many photos, so for the next few ones I’ll just post some photos with a minimum of words.  I got some good pictures and others that were ok but not great. I sold my good camera a while ago and used a cheap one for this trip.

So the first set of photos are of fans who dressed up in the colors of their countries.  I was pretty conservative, just wearing a Capitals hat, but a lot of Canadians commented

 

 

 

that they liked the hat.  It looks like the Caps have gained a lot of respect, plus it’s a cool, simple hat with just the eagle logo and nothing else.  They call it a “tuque.”

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With Norwegian fans at the Nordic Combined event.

Norwegian Hansen brothers at the Vancouver Olympics?

With a Swedish fan at the Vancouver Olympics

With Swedish twins at the Vancouver Olympics.

Finnish fans at the Vancouver Olympics

Norwegian fans love cross-country skiing at the Vancouver Olympics.

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