We had a celebration gathering at the USA house tonight to honor Charlie and Meryl and for them to give their coaches a special medal of honor from the USOC called the Ekos medals. Their speeches were very moving.
Then we walked over to the medals plaza to watch them be awarded their Olympic gold medals! It was pouring rain but their was still a huge crowd. I was very pleased with the Nike waterproof pants and coat we were issued- I was completely dry underneath when we got back to the village.
It was wonderful to be able to take part in the celebration and the medal ceremony despite the rain.