Friday, February 05, 2010

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010: OPENING CEREMONY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

It has been years since I watched The Winter Olympics, but I plan to do so this year. Let's show some love for our Canadian neighbors by watching the Opening Ceremony next Friday at 7:30 pm.

For all the news on the Winter Olympics, go to:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/ OR http://www.vancouver2010.com/

This bit of info is taken straight from Only Kent: World-Breaking News:

Everything in Vancouver, Canada is buzzing for the imminent start of the Winter Olympic Games, with the opening ceremony due next Friday. Unfortunately President Obama is expected to be unable to attend, although the USA will be represented by the Vice President, Joe Biden.

The Telegraph reports that many other celebrities will be attending the games, including George Clooney and even the legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, along with dignitaries from across the globe.

The 25,000 volunteers are raring to go, the podiums are ready for the moving medal ceremonies and athletes from all around the world have started to arrive. What then could possibly go wrong? Snow, or to be precise, the lack of it. Somewhat important for a Winter Olympics. Due to unusually warm temperatures for the time of year, and copious amounts of rain, the organizers have been forced to relocate snow from miles away, with hundreds of trucks full of the white stuff arriving at the venue.

This has led to some protests from a population already concerned about the rising costs involved with hosting such a large-scale event. We can only hope that by the time the games actually begin, the weather has been kind to Vancouver and the spectacle of the Winter Olympics is everything it should be.

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