Opening Ceremonies

We found out that only the athletes and team leaders get to go to the opening ceremonies -major bummer!

The coaches,medical staff and a few of our skaters who decided not to march in the ceremony had our own little opening ceremonies party in our team USA room. The special effects are more amazing on the tv broadcast than in the arena, but the energy of the crowd would have been nice to experience.

We also had an excellent view of the amazing fireworks display and the lighting of the torch!

I took a few photos of the different countries teams getting ready to march into the Olympic stadium.
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I’m not sure how they got up on top of the rings!! This was the team from Great Britain.