Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Photos from the traditional welcoming ceremony in the Athlete's village March 8, 2010

All nations participating in the Games partake in a traditional welcoming ceremony at the Athlete's village - here are a few images from some of the ceremonies held yesterday.

After a greeting by the Four Host First Nations - some welcoming speeches and gift exchanges, national anthem and flag raising there was some brief entertainment that got everyone dancing and cheering.

Sumi - the official mascot for the Paralympics greets members of the Japanese delegation whose ceremony was held earlier in the day under sunny and warm skies.

At 1800 hours it was time for the Slovakian and Czech Republic presentation - we walked through the Village to the Welcoming Plaza and then stood to the side as the official part of the presentation took place. Once the official part was finished and the entire ceremony is only about 25 minutes long we then joined in the festivities.

The raising of the Slovak flag and the singing of their National Anthem.

One final pose and then it was in from the cold - it had dropped to below freezing by the time our ceremony was done. The Slovak jackets were also the same color of blue as ours and they look real sharp.
After the ceremony it was time for dinner and then a quiet evening before boarding a bus and heading to Vancouver on Tuesday morning.

Cheers

Dennis

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