2010Feb 16

Shawn Upson SPAD95: Behind the Scenes at Whistler Medal Plaza

By Shawn Upson, SPAD95

Shawn Upson & RCMP

Saturday night I had the very exclusive privilege of attending the first Victory Ceremony at Whistler Medals Plaza. Every night of the games there are these “Victory Ceremonies” at Whistler and in Vancouver at BC Place where the medals for the day are awarded and some pretty impressive musical acts perform. The one in Whistler Saturday night was extra special for a few reasons. Not only was it was the initial ceremony that so it was the first medals presented of the games, it also featured the lighting of the Olympic cauldron up here at Whistler. And I had a pretty impressive perspective, check it out.

First of all, the security is escalated big time now that things are officially underway. This video shows the RCMP checking under cars coming into the village at certain checkpoints, and the next one is the VIP entrance to Medals Plaza that I get access to 🙂
For great video behind the scenes, visit Shawn’s blog: The Upsons: Olympics

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