We’ve been checking with Patrick Garrity of the
Burlington Free Press from Vancouver during these 2010 Olympics and now that they’re
almost over we’re catching up with him once more. This time, we talk hockey.
Local cross country skiers
had a strong day yesterday in Olympic competition in Vancouver. The men and women’s team sprint finals took place in
warm weather, around 50 degrees, some spectators were wearing short-sleeved
A big weekend for Franconia, New Hampshire’s Bode Miller. He picked up a gold medal yesterday in
the men’s super-combined. It was an amazing run down the slalom portion of the
race, after finishing seventh in the down hill portion.
We spoke with Vermont midwife Katherine Bramhall several years ago, after a natural
disaster-the tsunami that ravaged Bali in December of
2004. Katherine Bramhall explains why a birthing clinic is so important in a place
like Haiti that’s thrown into sudden and unexpected chaos.
Vermont’s streak of women’s half-pipe gold came to
an end last night when Australian Torah Bright defeated defending champion
Hannah Teter of Belmont by 2.6 points to win the gold. Teter took the silver
medal. The 2002 champion, Kelly Clark of West Dover fell on her first run and hit the deck on an awkward landing on her
second but still took bronze.
A big disappointment for
Shaftsbury’s Andy Newell yesterday. The U.S. favorite crashed in the
qualification round of the men’s cross-country individual sprint classic and
didn’t advance to the quarterfinals. He’ll have another chance to compete in
the team event. Newell ranked 45th overall.