YOG Opening Ceremony Pictures

Sverre CaldwellJanuary 13, 2012

We had the Opening Ceremonies this evening at the Olympic jump complex. Here is part of the crowd.
Team USA heads in. If you click on the picture to make it larger AND if you have really good eyes, maybe you’ll see Paddy and Heather.
Becky Scott (Wadsworth) is here as an ambassador.
The flames get skied down the jump landing hill.
Dancers and a back flip.
70 flag bearers.
More dancers.
The torch bearers ran up through the stands. There were about 15 torch bearers, all Olympic medalists.
Get ready!
Franz Klammer lit the third torch. He is adored by the Austrians. This is the third Olympic Games that Innsbruck has hosted (1964, 1976). Bill Koch won his silver medal here!
The obligatory fire works..this is an out of focus shot of the Olympic rings.
It was a fun, exciting event and we all returned for dinner and a good sleep. Tomorrow the competitons start for many, but we do not race until Tuesday.

Sverre Caldwell

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