Since it’s mere hours until the London 2012 Olympic Games start, I thought I’d reminisce about the last Olympics — Vancouver 2010.
The Olympic Torch came through my neighbourhood (literally on my street) on November 19, 2009.
Me, my brother, and a few of my friends stood outside to watch it pass.
Then later that night we went downtown where Sidney Crosby was going to run through with the torch.
Sidney Crosby. This is the nicest picture I got, considering there was a mob of security guards and the crowds were enormous.
There were a few in the crowd wearing Calgary ‘88 outfits. I can’t remember if there were any Montreal ‘76 outfits.
In my high school diary, just before the Athens 2004 Olympics opened, I wrote how my brother, Matt, wanted to carry the torch in Vancouver…
He didn’t carry it, but he got to hold it at the end of the night.
I may have posed with it, too.