February 17, 2010

Olympic Moment

We all have standout Olympic memories and as much as it pains me to admit it, until recent Games, many of mine involved figure skating. As a little girl I loved the sport and dreamed of being like those athletes. As a young adult it still fascinated me with its blend of athleticism and artistry. While my interest has now shifted to events such as moguls, speed skating or snowboarding, I still have those memories.

I've seen droves of athletes over the past nine days but today included two particularly nostalgic and exciting ones - Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan. I'll never forget watching Nancy skate in Lillehammer and cheering her for the gold along with the rest of America and I was crushed when Michelle fell in Salt Lake City at her last Olympics. Seeing both of them here today was quite a treat. While I didn't get to spend any quality time with Michelle, I was with Nancy on and off for a couple hours while shooting some Entertainment Tonight segments. During a lull, we captured this shot on the oversize bench in the Pampers Village.

I scored my Vancouver 2010 mittens with the maple leaf on the palm today thanks to my client's cousin who is obsessed with shopping and didn't mind the crazy lines at Hudson's Bay, home of the official Olympics store. If I can muster up the energy, I may head over there myself tonight.


  1. How cool! I was a big time Nancy and Michelle fan.

  2. Sounds like you're having a good, albeit exhausting, time! Such a great experience, no? J.e.a.l.o.u.s.

    BTW, poor Nancy K - what an awful time to have to be out and about in public. But maybe better than being left alone in your grief? So sad.

  3. Oh that is so wonderful! And it shouldn't pain you to admit having those skating memories...While I too am learning to love the all sports...I being a former figure skater myself, can attest to the major athletic ability that it takes to acheive what they do...It is a highly underated SPORT! Not for sissies, but for real ATHLETES! I've had more bruises and injuries from skating than I ever will from Triahlon! Well enough of my soapbox...btw I'm SO jealous!

  4. You met Nancy Kerrigan? That is so cool! I'm with you, I used to love figure skating. I was in love with Brian Boitano for years and years (until I found out he was gay).

    I am having a good time watching the skiers now.



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