Sunday, February 14, 2010

Carrying the Flag

The Opening Ceremony last Friday was an amazing experience. There were several figure skaters who had the pleasure of carrying the flag!

Kevin van der Perren was the first of the figure skaters to enter the arena carrying the flag of Belgium. A name you might not know, Ri Song-Chol, carried the flag for DPR Korea (North and South Korea are not competing under the unified flag at these Olympics), and he will be competing in figure skating. Julia Sebestyen held the flag for Hungary. Alexandra Zaretski carried Israel's flag. The final figure skater to enter the arena was Stéphane Lambiel. Of all the flag bearers, from any country, he looked the happiest! He had a grin from ear to ear and swung the flag from side-to-side with great enthusiasm.

Lots more Olympics to come and the Pairs Short Program is tonight!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I guess the result more or less reflect what's been given out the whole season. It'll be really up to Shen/Zhao who gets the gold or not. I believe the judges will reward them with gold if they skate clean. The Germans rightfully takes silver. And I hope Pang/Tong gets bronze. Kavaguti/Smirnov is aggravatingly fake. Their short program looks great. But I absolutely hate their before the program and after the program pageantry. I hope they fall on their fake moves and trip. And Tamara Moskvina can just suck it!!!