I was fortunate enough to be at the Winter Olympic Games in 2010. At the Games in Whistler I heard the loud clang of cowbells at every event. The energizing sound of the cheers, hollers and horns filled the village everyday. It was inspiring to see all these people from all around the world had at least one thing in common...the pride and passion for their own countries.
The memories that stand out the most was of watching the athletes not during the event, but watching them prepare for it.
In the men's luge event I walked along the pathway beside the run before it started. At the top of the hill, I saw a group of athletes all from different countries standing on the pathway. All of them in their full
uniform. All of them mentally preparing for the event. Some of them with their eyes closed and moving their bodies left and right as they mentally went through each turn. In my head I wished them all the best
of luck because they have dedicated a part of their lives for the sport and for their country.
So now let's cheer, holler, clang and shout not only for our Canadian athletes but for the people, the fans and our country.