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An Olympic Look back pt. 2

By on February 16, 2014

Welcome to part 2 of my photo look-back at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

The Canadian version of the metals

The Canadian version of the metals

You're not to wear them unless you won one.

You’re not to wear them unless you won one.

The Canadian Mint, who made the medals, had a great pavilion where you could go in and see the process on how they were created.  From concept to completion, they had all the steps. Some interesting facts about that year’s medals:

  • Each set of game medals, Olympic and Para-Olympic, were based on one Native American image.
  • If all medals were put together they would recreate these images.
  • The uneven surfaces were a new technique and represented the mountains of the Winter Games.
A Million $ coin.

A Million $ coin.

On the path to Whistler ski part.

On the path to Whistler ski park.

Ski Jumping

Ski Jumping

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The crowd at ski jumping

The crowd at ski jumping

Cross country sking

Cross country sking

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Nearing the finish

Nearing the finish

Areials

Areials

We unfortuanly didn't have the best spot to watch.

We unfortunately didn’t have the best spot to watch.

I really enjoyed the Aerial event but the lottery used to award tickets only gave us standing room tickets and the warm temperatures on the mountain limited the safe standing area.  All of my images have light poles or other unattractive objects included in them.  These are two of my best cropped and edited efforts.

At the finish line.

At the finish line.

We once again were at the Sliding center for Men’s’ Bobsled this time.  The best photos this time were taken at the finish line.  This is where they loaded up cars up into trucks to be taken back to the starting line.  The weather was very poor this day with lots of rain.  I didn’t end up with much in the way of trackside photos. Even with the poor weather bringing our spirits down, the event was a great experience.  Those sleds sound like full trains coming at you as they come around those bends.

Even an Olympian has to be a mechanic.

Even an Olympian has to be a mechanic.

Thank you for joining me on my flashback and hope you enjoyed my photos. See you again soon.

Adios.

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