Submitted by George Liu

Submitted by George Liu

My brother and I left our hotel at 10:30 a.m. to look for a suitable place from where to watch the men’s ice hockey gold medal match-up. Every sports bar that we passed had a long line in front, and people had started to line up at 8:00 a.m. for a competition that was scheduled to begin four hours later. The situation at LiveCity Yaletown, where I had watched the Opening Ceremony on a huge projection screen two weeks earlier with several thousand Olympics fans, wasn’t any better. The line stretched for at least three blocks, and the venue personnel said that it would take a person at least an hour and a half to get inside LiveCity, because everyone was subject to a security screening.