Wednesday, February 22, 2006

More Olympics

The 2006 Winter Olympics mascots.
Neve the snowball and and Gliz the ice cube.

Man, I'm so into these Olympics. I don't know what's come over me. Am I getting old or what?

When I was growing up I had a friend whose parents worked for Northwest Airlines and could fly anywhere in the world for dirt cheap. They were really into the winter games and went to the 1980 Lake Placid games, the 1984 Sarajevo games and the 1988 Calgary games. Lucky ducky. NBC has said about a thousand times that the next winter games will be in Vancouver. I've already been to Vancouver so I had to see where the 2014 games might be held. I had no idea what goodies I would find.

The winning city won't be announced until July 2007, but here are the applicant cities: Sochi, Russia (on the Black Sea); Salzburg, Austria; Jaca, Spain (in the Pyrenees); Almaty, Kazakhstan (that's right, Kazakhstan); PyeongChang, Korea; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Borjomi, Georgia (the country!).

How refreshing to have the games in a place other than the U.S. or Western Europe (if you don't count Spain). I'm excited!

1 comment:

HH said...

i've totally been sucked into the olympics too..and shocked by dick button-ism! it's totally turned into reality tv commentary! i'll be missing tonight's womens' figure skating...shoot. i'm sure scott (paula) will be very excitable tonight!