The Olympics - Vancouver 2010

Our Experience in photos and film!

words and photos by Sharon Bader and Lee Lau unless otherwise noted.

Mens Alpine Events || Whistler During the Olympics || Hockey - Boys and Girls || Ski Jumping || Vancouver During the Olympics

Whistler 2010

The Parking Lots one week before the show begins!

Whistler Village, Friday morning at 10:00! Where is everybody?

Lee on Harvey's

The Peak Duck!

Fresh Tracks on West Bowl at 2:00 on a Friday afternoon!

Hwy 86 ski out

Lee with the Torch.

Ducks and Dorks - Whistler Feb 5, 2010 from Lee Lau on Vimeo.


Crowds cheering in the torch.

The flame

Quatchi is joining us now!

Quatchi on the boot pack.

Whistler Flame.

Skiers Plaza

Whistler is buzzing!

New playground near Medals Plaza.

Olympic Rings.


Lee and I watched the first two periods at the roundhouse where we could get a seat ! The bars were full by 11:00!

Canada wins GOLD in Overtime!



The Olympics - My Volunteer Duty as Mens Alpine Steward

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Lining up for the Gondola

Security sweeps start

Two Stewards - Dave and Steve - Ex- US military who have been the main guys at the top of the course checking your accreditation. You better have all your paper work done!

Bottom of the Dave Murray from the Gondola

The rings near the finish area.

The finish area is starting to look a lot more festive!

Looking up the Dave Murray.

Slippers on the Dave Murray on one of the training days. These guys work HARD!

Dye crew - all day these guys go up and down spraying the course. Dirty job...


Feb 10th Torch Relay in North Vancouver.

Olympic Torch Relay - North Vancouver from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

Men's Alpine Training Run Feb 11th

Men's Olympic DH Training Run from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

Race was cancelled on Feb 13th so I went skiing!

Whistler - skiing and village Olympic crowds from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

Feb 14th - 18cm according to the forcast, we found more!

Blackcomb February 14, 2010 from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

Morning of the Men's DH - Monday Feb 15th - all hands on deck!

George, Gary, Olga others

Me at the waterfall before the Men's DH.

Bodie Miller - Bronze Medalist!

Erik Guay - 5th Place - highest ranked Canadian.

Bottom part of the Dave Murray waterfall section.

Aksel Lund Svindal - Didier Defago - Bode Miller

Feb 17th - no volunteering so we ski! Spearhead glacier.

Corona Bowl - Husume - Spearhead Glacier - Feb 17 2010 from Lee Lau on Vimeo.


Friday Feb 19th - Super G - The olympic photographers were out in force. This was the spot!

I had lens envy for sure!

Taken from the same location - The Pro's photo - Doug Mills/The New York Times ( he's a nice guy!)

Mens Super G Feb 19th from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

At the weasel house, Sean sporting his colours!

The Men's Combined - Sunday Feb 21 - DH Portion. I was stationed in the middle of the toilet bowl.

Swiss skier I believe

Skier coming out of the toilet bowl just before the weasel. If anyone has skied this slope they should have an appreciation of the speeds these guys are going. Three people crashed on this corner. I think this is Michael Janyk.

RCMP Officers were out in force on the mountain. They were in a pretty good mood!

Go Canada! Top of the Dave Murray.

Mens Supercombined - DH Portion from Lee Lau on Vimeo.


Watching the Women's Slalom at Pikas

Heading up the Gondola I snapped these pictures of the Men's Slalom course.

Before each race there was an hour and a half course inspection. The SERIOUS racers would use the whole time and visualize the course.

The croatian fans!

Before the race to get the course ready there was a team of Bootpackers - yes, they are walking with small steps down the course to help smooth it out, then the slippers came in behind them.

Above this they were dousing the course with water.

View of the course from the Gondola.

Part of the Steward team at the volunteer party.
Gary, Roberta, Tammy, Me and Bruce.



Vancouver 2010

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We headed down to Vancouver for a few days to see what was up! Walked around one evening and biked around the next day.

The Olympic Cauldron from the viewing platform.

Near the Cauldron, lots of people!

Robson street!

Lee feeling brave with his new Lululemon helmet!

Cool building decorations and no cars!

Lots of street entertainment on the closed streets of Downtown Vancouver.

Approaching Robson Square. Ice skating and entertainment during the Olympics.

Vancouver Art Galery

Vectoral Elevation Light Show.

Viewed from the Vancouver Archives near the Planetarium.

Molson Brewery - each square is a head shot of people. Pretty cool.

We got to Livecity to watch Ashley McKivor win GOLD!

Dressed for a bit of rain riding near the Olympic Cauldron.

Typical Vancouver day during the Olympics!

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