Beijing 2008 olympic game Originally uploaded by Liutao

Oh the excitement!! I love the Olympics, I personally love everything it stands for and would love to attend the games live one day (as a spectator of course) There are various sports that I am definitly looking forward to watching… Mens Basketball, Beach Volleyball, and the 100 meter dash! What are you guys looking forward to watching?

Some fun facts, Toronto Canada actually came in 2nd place for the 2008 Olympic Bidding, how great would that have been if Toronto was the spot for the 2008 Olympics! But Beijing (and 08/08/08 being a superstitiously lucky number in Chinese culture) dominated the bidding competition. Toronto did not enter again for the 2012 bidding which was won by London, United Kingdom.

Winnipeg has 2 Olympians at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They are:

Janine Hanson
Event: Rowing
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Residence: London, Ontario

Jason Lyon
Event: Archery
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Olympics start this Friday August 8, 2008 (08/08/08). Be sure to check back often as we will be covering some of our favorite events and keep you posted on how our Winnipeg Olympians do!