On the last day of the Every Woman conference I got to listen to Ashleigh McIvor, the first Olympic gold winner of the women's ski cross at the recent Winter Olympics. She's tall and lithe and she had some surprising things to say. How often do you think she thought about winning gold? Would it … [Read more...] about What does it take to win Olympic gold in women's ski cross?
As the sun sets on the biggest celebration Vancouver's ever seen my thoughts are returning to the Olympic bobsled competition I watched recently in Whistler. Run like hell for up to 50 meters, hop in, head down and then, if you're the guy in back, you're only role is to brake. The person whose … [Read more...] about Bobsledding – brake or steer? You can't do both
This is the view from the Athlete's village in the Welcoming Ceremony area .... when you look down. As a 2010 Vancouver Olympic volunteer I've learned a lot about details, alot about looking down. I thought I was a detail person to start with. I had nothing on the Olympics. Names on athlete's … [Read more...] about Head down – it's in the details
I was lucky enough to take part in the dress rehearsal of the 21st Vancouver Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies. The same ceremonies that will be viewed by some 3 billion (with a b) eyeballs later today. I spent most of the time with tears coursing down my face. If you were there and if you … [Read more...] about A sneak peak of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies
In response to Kelly Diel's Operation Secret Valentine, here's my not so secret Valentine. As the world turns its gaze upon Vancouver to feast on the 21st Winter Olympics, and as the season for pink cupcakes draws near, I thought I'd share my love affair with my home town Vancouver. From the … [Read more...] about Operation secret (Vancouver) Valentine