Looking down at the Olympic Stadium which seems to hover like a space ship from Star Trek my thoughts go to the Winter Olympics now taking place in British Columbia. It is a time for patriotism as countries vie for medals through sport. While I cheer for the Canadians I also marvel at the incredible prowess of all the athletes.
Today Canada celebrated Bilodeau's gold medal in moguls with "we won a gold". We didn't win - he did (and very graciously, I must say). I did nothing more than watch his performance. I applaud him and his humble reaction. I admit to a little Canadian pride, but more - an admiration for his dedication, perseverance and attitude.
Bravo to all athletes who have spent so many years working to reach the height of their potential.