Welcome to BettyConfidential’s Winter Olympics Blog! April Daniels Hussar, our Deputy Editor and Betty Blogger, will be on the ground in Vancouver for the last weekend of the Winter Olympic games … and she’ll be telling you all about it right here!
Post date: 3/1/10, 5:00 p.m., PST
I wrote about some of my adventures at the Winter Olympics as a P&G Thank You Mom Blogger. And now, I’m back home, typing away in my office, while my six-year-old daughter does her homework at my side, her Vancouver 2010 knit cap on, and I know that the experience will stay with me always, a gold medal on the necklace of my life.
Post date: 2/28/10, 10:30 a.m., PST
A glimpse into the life of a young Olympic snowboarder, who she considers her biggest hero, and where she’s headed after Vancouver.
Post date: 2/27/10, 8:20 p.m., PST
Silver medalist Speedy Peterson and his mama, plus a night out in Vancouver. “WOOOOOOO!”
Post date: 2/27/10, 5 p.m., PST
Friday, February 26, 2010 is going to go down in the book of my memories as one of the most fun, fabulous days of my life. I can only begin to describe how exciting it is to be here in Vancouver, witnessing and participating in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and all the accompanying activity and excitement – it’s an experience of a lifetime, and I feel so lucky to be here!
Post date: 2/26/10, 11 a.m., EST
The first thing I notice about Kristi Yamguchi is how petite and pretty she is, with a warm smile that puts me right at ease. This was a relief, because by that point I was pretty keyed up at the thought of meeting her and from the whirlwind of my day – the long flight, the tour of the P&G Family home, the sheer Olympic energy and excitement in the air everywhere, all the people saying “aboot”… (just joshing ya, Canada!). The next thing I notice is her awesome glittery purple nail polish. This is a lady I could hang out with.
Post date: 2/25/10, 2 p.m., EST
Phew! I escaped the east coast just before a major snowstorm hit. I was just relieved my plane was able to take off before the rain turned to snow – but imagine my surprise when I landed in springtime! Vancouver is absolutely gorgeous right now – I’ve only been here for about an hour and a half but it’s been a joy to see trees actually in bloom.
Post date: 2/23/10, 8 a.m., EST
Of course, we love watching the men compete as much as the ladies, but there’s something so great about seeing powerful woman show us the beauty in their strength and overall kick-ass-ness. Here are some of the women who have been most inspiring so far — and what we can learn from them. Plus: what we’re looking forward to watching as the final week of the Winter Olympics unfolds.
Post date: 2/22/10, 7 a.m., EST
The Winter Olympics are upon us … and I’ll be there for the last weekend, blogging all about it from the Proctor and Gamble Family Home in the Olympic Village. Obviously, I’m soooo excited. Here are the top 10 reasons why I can’t wait to go …
Post date: 2/19/10, 7 a.m. EST
There’s a pregnant Olympian, y’all!
Kristie Moore, 30, is five-and-a-half months pregnant, and she’s an alternate on the Canadian women’s curling team. When I heard about this, my first response was WOW! My second was … what the heck is curling?
Post date: 2/19/10, 7 a.m. EST
As an athlete, I’ve been focused on good nutrition and exercise my whole life. Now that I’m a new mom, I’m more determined than ever to help people of all ages, especially children, understand the importance of being active and healthy.
Post date: 2/18/10, 7 a.m. EST
Every four years, dreams are both made and shattered on the snow-covered slopes and glass-smooth ice rinks of the Winter Olympics.
As we watch a new set of unforgettable memories being made at the games in Vancouver, BettyConfidential brings you the most memorable Winter Olympic moments from the past.
Post date: 2/17/10, 7 a.m. EST
Among the thousands of athletes competing in the Olympic Games, Noelle Pikus-Pace has one of the most amazing stories.
“Never give up on your dreams,” she says. “Go after it…you can do anything.”
Post date: 2/12/10, 7 a.m. EST
The forecast is for cold weather for the kickoff of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver tonight, but these hard-bodied, hunky athletes will definitely be raising the temperature to sizzling!