Saturday, 8 February 2014
Let the Games Begin. . .
I just had to take a shot of my television screen this morning when I caught this. I have no idea who the knitter on the right is (a coach? an official? security?) but the guy holding her yarn is Finnish snowboarder Roope Tonteri and he's just about to plunge down a mountain, glide on metal rails with his snowboard and do several somersaults/turns etc off these enormous jumps. Is holding some wool his way of relaxing, just seconds before his turn? I love it!
And despite all the controversy of these Games, now that they've started, we need to focus on the athletes who've trained so hard to get here. I'm all for supporting team GB in the summer Olympics, but for the Winter ones, it's Canada all the way! Can't wait for the figure skating to start.