It’s the most wonderful time of (every four) years

There’s nothing quite like the Winter Olympics! My Facebook feed has been flooded with wonderful memories just prior to my departure to Vancouver. This is what I was doing eight years ago today:

On the eve of my departure to the Olympics, Kaylene brought me just what Vancouver needs: SNOW!

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The Winter Games conjure up such a deluge of emotions because I’ve lived in two Olympic cities (Calgary and Salt Lake) but nothing tops the privilege I had to be Microsoft’s accredited blogger at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

My many amazing memories include hanging out with speed skating legend Bonnie Blair as Apollo Ohno tied her record for most medals awarded to an athlete at the Winter Olympics. There were celebrity encounters at the USA House including gymnast Shawn Johnson and Wayne Gretzky, a glimpse behind the Opening Ceremonies curtain, tearing across the Olympic zipline at Robson Square, hanging with Al Roker at the Today Show and watching Bode’s namesake, Bode Miller, win bronze in Whistler.


But my most treasures memories were of traveling with Microsoft’s film and marketing crew and creating something special.

(Roger, Krista, Bonnie, Anthony, Rich and ) Missing, my handler, Robin.

If you need me, I’ll be glued to the TV the next couple of weeks because there’s nothing quite like the triumphs and heartbreak that showcase the resiliency of the human spirit in the Olympic Games.

To follow my fun journey at the Vancouver Games, be sure to go here:

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