Submitted by Katrina Thompson

Share story

Submitted by Katrina Thompson

Saturday was a very long day. I was at work at 7 a.m., but there weren’t any reports dues out until later in the day.

I have been very lucky to work with a really great team of people. We come for all over the world—Japan, Canada, the UK, and of course the U.S. We come from many backgrounds—students, an attorney, an artist, a published author, a snowboarding instructor, petrochemical engineer and retirees. Realistically, we have very little in common, other than wanting to be part of the Olympics and having the Olympic Spirit! I never thought that making copies could be so rewarding!

On Saturday, I just could not leave. There was a really great energy in the Village and in our offices. The U.S. bobsleigh team had won gold, ending a 62-year medal drought. The team was having a press conference in my building! I was lucky enough to be able go downstairs to watch and listen to the team speak about their experiences and winning the medal. What a great bunch of guys! After the press conference I was lucky enough to have my picture taken with Steve Holcomb—he even let me hold the medal. Amazing!

Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.

As much as I have missed my friends and family the last few weeks, I have really enjoyed this experience. It’s been hard, but rewarding. So, Seattle, until London 2012.

Custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.