This past week I have had the pleasure to hang out with the 2010 Team USA mens and womens Bobsled Teams here at the Olympic Training Center. One especially cool treat, was to hang out with fellow ITA athlete and fellow Olympian, Emily Azevedo.
A former 100m hurdler in college, Emily capitalized on her speed and shed her track spikes for the ice of the bobsled track and since has climbed to top of the world in her event! Join Emily's journey to Vancouver as she lives her Olympic dream on her blog here:
Joining team USA at the training center is also the Dutch Bobsled Team, as well as the Dutch and Chinese women's field hockey teams. It has been a very busy environment with all the teams tuning up for their respected summer sports and of course the Winter Olympic Games just a few days away. This is a special time of year for an Olympians, past and present. For a few weeks every few years, the eyes of the world are on you and the overwhelming pride of representing the USA on the Worlds largest stage shakes you to the core. I have no doubt that team USA will be locked and loaded and ready to pay for overweight baggage as they haul around all the medals that they are sure to rack up!