The Olympics haven’t even started yet and I already feel like I am going full throttle. I have been pretty much living in the gym and when I am not there….I have been at Olympic training sessions or trying to get some rest in. I can’t believe how things are transforming on a daily basis! There are Olympic rings and Vancouver 2010 overlay EVERYWHERE. The lights in the trees have all been redecorated…red lights mean entrances and exits to the village and white lights light up the rest of the trees. Mass 24hour transit starts tomorrow! There are broadcast platforms that have been erected all over town which will be live broadcast points for the thousands of media…plug and go! The Whistler Sliding Centre is virtually unrecognizable! Wow! I am really getting pretty excited for it all. It is so hard to imagine that in 12 short days the whole world is going to be watching our little town!
Got back to Whistler yesterday morning. I was pretty reluctant to head back to the snow after spending the last month and a bit in Santa Cruz with the sun and bikes…but now that I am back, I am pumped! So good to be home! The town has this crazy energy right now. There are so many new structures around in preparation for the Olympics. One of the most impressive ‘structures’ is outside the Conference Centre which will be home to the Whistler Media Centre, it is HUGE. Over the course of the Olympics there will be around 5,000 accredited media in and out of there (there is also Whistler Media house which will welcome around 1,000 unaccredited media). Pretty cool.
I picked up my accreditation yesterday. I will be working at the Whistler Sliding Centre and the Whistler Creekside ski venue. Rad!