Actually – it was a wrap 3 weeks ago.
I have not had a post in quite some time. Leading up to the Olympics I was absolutely sure there was going to be a great deal to write about. That I was going to cover as many of the great stories as possible. The reality is – they are all great stories. (The whole reason I am so drawn to the Olympics.) I left the storytelling to NBC. I think they did a great job. (And for the record – I watched a lot of the coverage.)
I witnessed it all at the Olympics in Vancouver, starting with the tragic death of Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili. I realized once again why sport has such an impact on lives – for all the reasons we are so different around the world, it is the one place where we can set all differences aside and compete on common ground. Simply for the love of sport. Simply for the single pursuit of one athlete to not be just good, but to be the best. The best in the world. Second to none. Nodar, and all the athletes that competed in 2010, held this pursuit in common.
As a side note from this experience, I realized I will leave the great news stories to those who write exactly that – news.
Winter Culture, on the other hand, is out to find the new… in Winter Sports and Lifestyle.
Nodar Kumaritashvili - you will be missed, and remembered in the spirit of the Olympic Games. God Speed.
Thanks athletes from around the world. Thanks Canada. I take away many great memories.