VWO (Day 3) – A Long and Rainy Day

Happy Olympics Eve, everyone!

Today was a long one, as I am writing this at 2 a.m. I spent the morning cooped up in my hotel room doing phone interviews, and the afternoon cooped up in the media center at press conferences. But today was a good day to spend indoors. Because it rained all day.

This evening, I rode to an Oakley media event and fashion show at Grouse Mountain with my friends Gretchen Bleiler–a snowboarder competing here in Vancouver–and Amy Stanton–her agent–and wrote a story about what a day in Gretchen’s Olympic life is like. And let me tell you, it is much different from that of most Olympic athletes. Gretchen is one of the busiest girls I know. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.

After the event, Gretchen and Amy headed to their umpteenth appearance of the day. I spent a bit of time catching up with friends and having a much-needed beer as we waited for transport back down the mountain. A gondola to a shuttle van to a cab and I was back at the Vancouver Coast Airport Hotel, my swanky digs for the next three weeks.

Click here to check out my story on Gretchen, click here.

To read my piece on Aussie halfpipe snowboarder Torah Bright, who suffered three concussions last month, but says she is healthy and ready to compete in the halfpipe next Thursday, click here.

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