Vancouver 2010 Olympics: Day 3

by Ed Lau on February 15, 2010

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, downtown, Robson, Granville

Obviously the biggest news of yesterday is that for the first time on home soil, we’ve got gold. A new Canadian hero is born in Alex Bilodeau, who took home gold in the men’s mogul, just one day after fellow mogul skier Jenn Heil came so very close. Canada is proud of you, Alex! You’ll now live forever in Canadian lore! I watched the interview shortly after he took home the gold and you’d struggle to find a better Canadian champion than Bilodeau, a humble 22-year old from Rosemere, Quebec who dedicated his run to his family including his older brother. Bilodeau credits his brother with being his inspiration as he suffers from cerebral palsy but refuses to let it limit him. I got a little teary as such an inspirational story unfolded on TV. We also picked up a bronze in the 3,000 women’s speedskating event as Kristina Groves held the 3rd spot at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, Alex Bilodeau

Watch out world. We’ve got our first gold medal of 2010…and it definitely won’t be our last!

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, downtown, Robson, Granville

As you can imagine, the city was in pandemonium shortly afterwards with large pockets of celebration happening all around the downtown area. The Granville area was the rowdiest with a large Canadian congregation bursting out into O Canada and proudly chanting our country’s name. The Canadian jerseys, flags and other various items of celebratory clothing were in full force.

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, downtown, Robson, Granville

Of course, in terms of hats, no one is going to compete with this guy!

Tamara Taggert, Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010

I also came across CTV out in their booth doing the nightly news, including the always gorgeous Tamara Taggart.

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, downtown, Robson, Granville

Tomorrow’s events include another match for the Canadian women’s hockey team and the start of the snowboarding events!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Brett @ February 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Impressive shots, what kind of camera do you shoot with? That gold medal run was unreal to watch! He was border line out of control but still dominating.


Chrisp February 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Awesome pics, man I wish I was there. Great time to live in Vancouver


Stephen February 19, 2010 at 12:59 am

Saw him get his medal at the Victory Ceremony. BC Place EXPLODED when he stepped on stage!


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