Posted by: getthenac | February 11, 2010

Team USA

from Leslie Hast:

There are few things I look forward more to in life than the Olympics. I probably like the Olympics more than my birthday. So I’m very excited about the Vancouver games kicking off this weekend. I’ve heard a few people say that the winter games are just a reminder that the real Olympics are only two years away, and while I’ll admit that the summer games are definitely more fun, how can you not tune in for the winter ones? Ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, and of course curling!

The hero of the Vancouver Olympics will most certainly be downhill racer Lindsey Vonn, and I’m currently terrified she won’t be able to compete. She’s got an excruciating bruise on her shin right where it hits her ski boot and isn’t sure she’ll be in shape to ski. No American has ever won more than two skiing medals, and she’s the favorite for five medals. Five! She’s complained a bit about getting “Phelpsed” (as in Michael Phelps, swimming champ of the Beijing Games if you’ve been living under a rock), but everyone is counting on those five medals. Her first race is on Sunday. I’m on pins and needles!

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