Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Olympic Spirit Reigns in Vancouver

It may sound corny, but at their core, the Olympic Games are not so much about who has the fastest time on the bobsled, the tightest turns on the slopes, or the most sponsorship money behind them; instead, they are about the human spirit and our ability to overcome incredible odds to realize a dream.

The women's Olympic figure skating competition began last night and the standout performance came from Canadian Joannie Rochette, a 24-year-old skater from Quebec who delive! red her best short program of the season just two days after her mother's sudden death. Her score put her in third place going into the final, but her courage and beauty were the embodiment of the Olympic spirit. The women will take to the ice again on Thursday for the free skate.

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  1. What an amazing skating performance in spite of tragic circumstances. Even if she doesn’t win a medal for her performance, Rochette deserves a gold medal for persevering through an extremely difficult time. Her story makes me want to watch her in figure skating just to see how she does.