Monday, February 15, 2010

Delaney: Whistler party

I just came from the Whistler luge track back to the media centre. There's a party going on up at that track. And it's not just Team Hamlin. They put up signs on one fence, though the signs might have to come down because they're not official Ron Hamlin was told.

Next to the Hamlins is a party supporting German slider Tatyana Huefner, the No. 1 ranked slider in the world. On the other side is Megan Sweeney's crew, all in bright pink hats. They're easier to spot than the Hamlins.

Upbeat music is blasting from a sound system and there is a disc jockey, of sorts, getting everyone pumped up. It's working. A couple of women walked by me mouthing the words to a song from The Rolling Stones - 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction.'

Let's hope that is not the case for the lugers.

1 Comments:

Blogger tslats said...

Thanks for the unique and colorful insight.

Good article, too, today on Hamlin's flagging hopes. It is what it is and I think you provided good perspective on the nuances driving the performance. Let's hope you get to write the comeback story later tonight.

February 16, 2010 10:18 AM  

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