12 February 2010

Winter Olympics 2006- Vancouver 2010

Passion still lives here 4 years on. 
Today the world's attention turns to Vancouver and their Winter Olympic games, as well it should, but naturally for us the memory of one of the best two weeks, I mean actually more like a month when you add in the Paralympics, which were a lot of fun also, for our valley and  us, turns back in retrospect.
The flame has come and gone on to Vancouver 2010
But here are a few images of our 2006 ones 
from our Val Chisone and Val Susa
and of course, Torino
Sestriere, Men and Women's Downhill
Pragelato Ski Jump

Free style



Speed Skating

The winners 
and the celebrating

And what would the games be with out the fans and innkeepers!
Thanks for the wonderful memories

And Forza Azzurri!!!

The various photos are courtesy of Phil Huff, Albert Pater, Willy Coyote and myself, as well as Vancouver's logo. If you want more photos I have a long version photo album of the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, where the photos are contributed by the many people we met and some that stayed with us during the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics on Picassa here.


James Higham said...

Did you have as much rain?

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

The Olympics are definitely something to celebrate. The 2010 games are here in British Columbia, Canada but I also lived in Calgary for the 1988 Winter Games.I have also visited Innsbruck and Munich. The Games will always live on in these cities:D

Bella Baita Marla said...

No rain James. We were very dry until 2 weeks before and then it dumped snow and all was well. We got more snow the second week of the games and it all turned out alright.
Sounds like you're an Olympic kinda gal. I've been to a few Olympic venues and knowing that they were a Winter Olympic venue helped me decide to visit there, as I knew it would be beautiful as you have to have mountains for the winter games. Were good choices over all.

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