Olympic Moments – XVII
Congratulations and thank you to all of our great Team Canada Olympians who exemplified in every way the Olympic motto, “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together.”
Olympic Moment VI – Mark ArendzThank you and congratulations to Team Canada and to all the athletes of the Pyeongchang Paralympic Games for inspiring us this week, and congratulations to Mark Arendz, Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremony, on his six medals including Gold in the 15 K Standing Biathlon. These have been his third Paralympic games since losing his arm at the age of seven in a farming accident.
Alina ZagitovaIf you are suffering from Olympic Games withdrawal like me hopefully the Out of This World poetry in motion of Olympic Gold Medalist Alina Zagitova will help.
wall of champions
Over the past two weeks, like you no doubt, I have been inspired by all of the amazing athletes of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games who, with their grace, artistry, strength, endurance and teamwork, have shown the world the true meaning of friendship, sportsmanship and peace.As I painted each day my “wall of champions” grew higher and higher so that today, as the Games have concluded it has become my way of saying “thank you” to all of the remarkable athletes of the Games for thrilling us each and every day. As those of you who follow my blog know two heroes of mine, and indeed all of Canada’s, are Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. I thought my few paintings of them fitted well with this week’s Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd for whilst you cannot see their facial expressions in these simple water-colour and ink sketches, their emotions and connectedness are expressed in every move, every gesture and every glance.
Finally, I feel that I have also been an unseen face in the crowd since with every event that I watched both day and night I was there unseen, together with countless millions of others in Pyeongchang and around the world loving every glorious moment.
Olympic Moment XVI – 25.2.18
Thirteen year old Yang Tai-hwan rocks the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympics shredding Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; worthy of an honorary Gold Medal.
Olympic Moment XII – 21.2.18No other words necessary except “Thank You” to Tessa and Scott for their sublime artistry and athleticism. 🇨🇦