In Vancouver, celebration and commemoration on opening night

Vancouver’s big day arrived on Friday, as the long run up to the games of the 21st Winter Olympiad finally came to an end and Canada’s third hosting of an Olympic games was declared underway.

Friday night’s much anticipated celebration however, shared the stage with a solemn moment, as Canadians and their invited world community of guests took pause to remember the life of a young athlete tragically killed in a training accident that very morning…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article … 0200268877 )