Friday, February 12, 2010
USA! USA! USA!, I mean...U-K-RAINE! U-K-RAINE!
The luck of the draw brought me the Olympic juggernaut of a county, the Ukraine. What draw, you ask. This one. In checking with the status of their Olympic team, I noticed they have sent 52 athletes to Vancouver. 52! In 9 different sports. I have to have a chance of winning something here, right? Let's meet the athletes.
This is from their Wiki...
1. Alpine Skiing
3. Cross-Country Skiing
4. Figure Skating
Stanislav Morozov/Tatiana Volosozhar
Ekaterina Kostenko/Roman Talan
Anna Zadorozhnyuk/Sergei Verbillo
5. Freestyle Skiing
Andrey Kis/Yury Gayduk
Taris Senkiv/Roman Zakharkiv
7. Nordic Combined (I don't even know what this is)
8. Ski Jumping
I see some potential talent in here. Lots of World Championship medalling going on. Will it translate into Olympic victories? I can feel it. They ranked 11th in the Summer Olympics in Beijing so I am holding out hope. I'd at least like a couple extra contest entries.
That's it. I'm painting my face yellow and blue all weekend. I just have to decide how to divide it...top/bottom or left/right.