So for anyone who ever wanted to know...this is what the top of a bobsled run looks like when it's not an important race, no-one is cheering and only your coach is watching! It's cold, windy and decidedly unglamorous!
Okay! I know it's not the greatest shot but these guys are traveling fast! It's hard to catch them! Most of my shots were of feet leaving the frame!
This is a member of the Canadian Junior Development team (I think) training for the skeleton at Canada Olympic Park. It was busy up there this weekend! Lots of teams are beginning to arrive to practice for the Vancouver Olympics in February 2010. In case you're not sure of the distinctions, luge is feet first, skeleton head first and both take place on the bobsled track.
I'll post more pictures in the next few days. Training for the Olympics is not as glamorous as you might think!
Thought you might have heard that the Olympic Flame made it to Canada at the end of last week and is now at the very beginning of it's epic journey across one of the biggest countries on earth. This picture was taken in the Olympic Museum at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary where several past torches are displayed.This one is from the summer Olympics in Seoul.
The Olympic Flame arrived in Victoria, British Columbia on Friday, October 29th. Victoria is the starting point of the torch relay across Canada. This relay will be the longest in Olympic history. It will cover more than 45,000 kilometres of the country including Baffin Island in the far north before ending in Vancouver for the opening ceremonies of the Games on February 12th 2010. You can follow the torch relay here:
I met this monk up by the ski jump tower at Canada Olympic Park. He spoke no English but was happy to have me take his picture. I guess he was just another tourist taking in the sights of Calgary. And that's the suburbs of Calgary you can you can see in the background.
Calgary is a great city...lively and vibrant with friendly people! We have perfect weather, with clearly defined seasons. Winter is winter and it's cold and snowy but there's always ski-ing! Summers are hot but with a delightful cool breeze off the Rocky Mountains. And almost every day the sky is big and blue. For other great pictures of cities around the world. check out CITY DAILY PHOTO here: http://citydailyphoto.com/portal/index.php