Sunday, August 10, 2008

Carrie and Team Watch Opening Ceremonies from Afar

Carrie had a chance to e-mail her parents from Japan Saturday morning and she told them she watched the opening ceremonies at her hotel with members of the French, Belgium and Japanese Olympic kayak teams. She said she was impressed with the lavish opening ceremonies and was feeling optimistic about the games. Carrie won’t fly into Beijing until Thursday, but the frenzied environment of the games will certainly be a transition from Komatsu.

Carrie and her teammates will have to focus on their performance -- they’ll be racing at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. The facility is huge, seating about 37,000 people. It has over 6 square miles of water and more than 27,000 seats have already been sold. Carrie’s competitions, which kick off Tuesday, will definitely be a sight to see.

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