A lot of images and memories come to mind about the last 17 days, images I'll never ever forget. Here are my most vivid ones (what were yours?):
1) Joannie Rochette blowing a kiss to her Mom at the end of her skate. She redefined the word courage and determination.
2) Golden Goal - no other words are necessary. I don't even want to think what would have happened if it was the other team.
3) The first gold medal by Alexandre Bilodeau. We all knew there would be more but the first one is always the best one.
4) Patriotism in the streets. I guess the downtown residents can get some sleep now, or come back from their holidays visiting people elsewhere. I only wish this patriotism isn't a one-time thing. But the word bandwagon comes to mind.
5) My live Olympic experience watching both the Pairs and Women's Figure Skating Finals. It was touching to see how the fans cheered competitors from all nations. I did not hear one boo. This is what sports should be about, cheering for the effort.