Saturday, July 26, 2008

Getting in the Spirit



The spirit of Team USA was in full effect today, starting at the San Francisco airport. Our team and the men's and women's swim teams arrived at the airport at about the same time. While walking through the airport (and walking right past a pretty long security long - thanks security!) people started to recognize us as Olympians, shaking hands and wishing everyone good luck.

We boarded the plane to Hong Kong along with about half of the swimmers - their final destination is Singapore. There were a lot of introductions and small talk as the two teams got to know each other on the plane, and then a lot of questions about training and each others' sport in general. By the end of the 14 hour flight, there was a great sense of camaraderie between the teams, and lots of "good luck!"s and "bring home the gold!"s exchanged between the teams before we went our separate ways.

5 comments:

kakafan said...

What day is the teams first game?

Malachite said...

welcome to Hong Kong =)

djc.1979 said...

The USA's group games are on August 7 (the day before the opening ceremonies), 10, and 13.

kakafan said...

Ok thanks :) Sorry if that was a dumb question...

jerraine said...

Here is the link to the tournament that the Olympic team will be playing in Hong Kong.

http://www.kamsportsinternational.com/da/81970