Jan 29 - Special Olympics Update
Hi everyone, an update for those of you who, for any number of reasons may not have been able to watch the Opening Ceremony. Well, it all went Gangham style!!!! honest.
There was one special moment during the parade of athletes when Gibraltar, led by a dancing Virginia caused the American commentator, Jason Lee to exclaim with a delighted laugh "Well look at her, she's ready to go!" That's our girl...
GO VIRGINA and all the team.
The ceremony was a delightful mix of beauty, grace, colour, dance and Korean music, embodying the theme "co-existence and harmony".
The Torch Run arrival was impressive and the athletes relay was dignified. The lighting of the cauldron of "hope and dreams" was spectacular, accompanied by fireworks outside lighting up the cold night sky.
The Snowmans Dream, opening act, was a gentle and whimsical portrayal of fantasy at its best....loved it.
The theme song, Together We Can was emotively sung, taking us to a rousing end with Korean music.
The Games and competition starts tomorrow...30th, to all our athletes; "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt".
PS....as I am an avid rugby fan must share this,
....NZealand performed the Haka!