I remember that the weather at the Vancouver Winter Olympics was often warmer than at the Summer Games in London. I’d never been to Vancouver before. I remember a beautiful city with terrific restaurants. And before the competition started, a bunch of the women reporters had a raucous dinner; whenever I see Maria Menounos on ‘Extra’ I think of that night. She is HILARIOUS. But I digress. I still don’t really understand short track speed skating (I can’t seem to tell who’s ahead) but Apolo Ohno has an undeniable charisma even on the ice at 30 miles per hour.
Lindsay Vonn is completely fierce and yet totally approachable (and yes, stunning). And I’ve loved watching figure skating since I was a little girl and vividly remember being in the arena when Evan Lysacek of the U.S. skated so magnificently. He—and all of us—then had to wait almost an hour for others to finish. It felt like a lifetime. When he finally went to the top of the podium, the cheers were deafening and his reaction, priceless. Evan’s main competition was a Russian skater. It should be very interesting now that he’s healing from an injury and hopes to defend his gold in Sochi!
“Flashback Friday” is a meander down memory lane of stories I’ve covered over the years and that may just spark some memories of your own. My team has worked hard scouring our archives and we hope you like them. Tweet me at @jansingco and let us know what you think!