During the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games, Park City Mountain Resort was the official venue of all snowboard events and the men's and women's alpine giant slalom. Park City became the unofficial party town. Main Street exploded with life as people from all over the world congregated to celebrate. Those of us there during that time could attest we were part of something special that only the Olympics can deliver.
Now, I am thrilled for my own shot at Olympic glory. I have been chosen as 1 of 5 semi-finalists in Microsoft Office's contest to blog at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
My love affair with the Winter Olympics began when I was a wee lassie growing up in Calgary. The Olympics came to town in 1988 and we lived and breathed everything about it. Our physical education curriculum was modified to include Olympic sports such as luge lessons at Canada Olympic Park. My family attended a number of events and we partied it up at Olympic Plaza every night for the medals ceremony. As an aspiring journalist, I dreamed of someday covering the Olympics.
Fast-forward 14 years. I worked as an adventure-travel writer and freelanced at Metro Networks radio when the 2002 Games came to Salt Lake City. I was thrilled with the prospect of my dream finally coming to fruition.
Until I got assigned to cover traffic.
I made the best of it. When not reporting transportation terrors, I attended evening concerts and numerous events, including the Canada vs. Finland hockey quarterfinals. Canada went on to win the gold. I made Olympic history when I dove across my maple-leaf-clad neighbor for a five-second spot on the Jumbotron.
We all have our Olympic moments.
Now, I would love to have another! Microsoft Office is sending one lucky female blogger to cover the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and this Snow Mama needs your vote. http://www.officewintergames.com voting will take place November 17-29. Thank you!
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