The Good ‘Ol Days: Vancouver 2010
The Olympic cauldron is seen alight during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. [REUTERS/David Gray]
Olympic officials and the media admire a large set of Olympic Rings, created with at least 20,000 flowers and plants in Kew Gardens
002. Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
I don’t know if this is cheating a little because this event didn’t happen to me personally, but I figure that rules were made so they could be broken ;)
A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event
I Believe (English Version) by Nikki Yanofsky
This is the moment we have dreamed of all our lives/We’ll be the change we wish from others/We’ll stand tall for what is right
As the theme song of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, this song fittingly reminds me of that event. Like the song says, it brought together the world for one fantastic Winter Games that resulted in some record breaking for Canada, the most memorable gold medal game for hockey and an emotional first gold medal. There were so many athletes thrust into the spotlight, and not just Canadians. Sure, there was Alexandre Biladeau and Joannie Rochette and Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue from Canada, but there was Kim Yu-Na of South Korea and Evan Lysachek of the United States. Underdogs shone and exceeded expectations, and I think that’s a lot of what the Olympics are about, of showcasing what you’ve got and being proud of them. I’ll never forget how much I enjoyed the Olympics and because of Nikki Yanofsky, this song will always remind me of them.
Going for the gold tonight!