Sometimes an opportunity presents itself, be it through convenience, distance, or just pure luck, it's still an opportunity. The opportunity in this case was the chance to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The only other time where I would have been able to attend the Winter Olympics was Salt Lake City back in 2002, but I was still tied down to a college desk back then. The Angels making it to the World Series that year made up for it (in my book).
Vancouver is a city that I have been to multiple times. It's a simple drive north from Seattle (and for the record it has better scenery then the drive to Las Vegas). Each time I've been to Vancouver I always end up grabbing a pint in Yaletown and then jetting around downtown for most of the day before heading back to the States. This time the world will be gathered for the games and it should be one heck of a party.
Thanks to twitter and facebook the amount of information that is coming out of Vancouver shows a city that is rushing to get ready for the games. I'm sure that Vancouver will be ready to rock when the Opening Ceremonies kick off on the 12th.
For me, this Olympics will primarily be for Hockey. I'm doing a hockey double header on Valentine's Day. Definitely one way to spend the day with the ladies, well woman's hockey that is.
As for blogging, tweeting, facebooking, etc. during the games, I'll do my best to post a video blog for each of the days showing the sights and sounds of the Olympic Experience. It helps that I have the official IOC Blogger guidelines on my desk.
So stay tuned, in the meantime I'll have a post on the upcoming OC TransitForum and a post on Gov2.0LA Camp.