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The 2010 Winter Olympics are finally here and the Jaunted Embeds are on the scene. All throughout the games we are going to be providing you first-hand observations and tips from a Vancouver local. Tuija Seipell is a Vancouver-based writer and a dual citizen of both Finland and Canada--so she is bound to get a medal or two right? You can follow her on Twitter here, or just follow the Vancouver 2010 Olympics tag.
My eyes have still not recovered from all the starlight, glitter and sequins I witnessed yesterday at the Pacific Coliseum, the figure skating and short-track speed skating venue. I feel oddly star-struck for having seen all of the world’s best figure skaters, and I'm not even a huge figure-skating fan.
I had tickets for the 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. practice sessions where the Men’s Short Program participants and pairs practiced. As I walked into the almost-empty venue just after 7 a.m., there was the un-retired Evgeni Plushenko from Russia in his sequins, jumping about on the ice!