When the sun is gleefully present and warm. When you have a published Squaw Olympic expert willing to spend the day sharing his knowledge freely with you. When you have two friends who are up for pretty much anything and you throw in Walt Disney-
You have the makings of an extremely awesome day.
|As we strolled the village, we kept feeling like we were in an adult Disneyland. It had this magical aura to it and we were so happy to just be there.|
|This was an Olympic event of FIRSTS. This was the first time there was ever a bidding war for television rights. CBS won with a bid of $50,000. The first instant replay happened when officials became unsure as to whether a skier had missed a gate
in the men's slalom and they asked CBS-TV if they could review a videotape
of the race. This gave CBS the idea of inventing the now ubiquitous
Men's biathlon and women's speed skating made their Olympic debuts. Frenchman Jean Vuarnet (sunglasses fame) became the first skier to win a medal on composite skis, instead of the traditional wooden ones. Here is a great video overview of the actual event.
|After filling our heads with interesting knowledge, we decided to sit, gazing at the slopes, and fill our stomachs as well. The information was almost overwhelming... in a good way!|
|There were sweet sights to be seen throughout the village.|