Olympic Diary - Day One, Feb. 8, 2002

Feb. 8, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University graduate Erika Snoberger, who is covering all speed skating events for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the Winter Olympics, is filing a daily diary with Baylor Public Relations, as she experiences the "shining moments" that only the Games can provide.

DAY ONE, FEB. 8, 2002

Well, it has finally arrived! Today is the first day of the Olympics! I got a great surprise last night -- our office staff got last-minute tickets for Opening Ceremonies! I am so excited to see it tonight. I had to borrow half of my cousin's wardrobe since my Texas clothing won't quite cut it to stand outside in a football stadium for probably about six hours! In addition to the Parade of Athletes, the lighting of the Torch, etc., there will be some great performances by people like R. Kelly, LeAnn Rimes, Sting and Yo-Yo Ma. And I can't wait to see who lights the Torch!

The first speedskating event is tomorrow morning...it's the long track men's 5000m race. I'll have to be at the Oval early to make sure I get a seat.

Well, it's back to work for now. Let's hope for no snow until tomorrow!


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