Saturday, January 14, 2012

WYOG Opening Ceremony

Here's a link with a short video of the opening ceremony of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Look out for comments from Duncan Menzies and Thomas Muirhead.

I note that there is to be some coverage of the WYOG on television, in the form of a daily 60min highlights programme on BBC Red Button, at 1900 GMT.

The official website is here. The best page to find the curling results should be here.

I was interested to read IOC President Jacques Rogge's comments, here, on how he had originally wanted to have no national anthems or symbols at the Youth Olympic Games.

Let's not forget that the curlers are just a part of Team GB. Here is an official YouTube video of the team being kitted out in London earlier this week - gives a flavour of what goes on 'behind the scenes' in making it all happen.

Team GB curling. L-R: Duncan Menzies, Angharad Ward, Thomas Muirhead, Rachel Hannen, Brad Askew (coach). Photo by Leslie Ingram-Brown.