Mixture of emotions

The
Olympic flag was pulled down in Vancouver as the closing ceremony brought a
mixture of emotions on Sunday.

Along
with the revelry, pomp, music and visual entertainment, there was a tinge of
sadness. Joannie Rochette carried the Canadian flag but her elation at winning
a bronze figure skating medal was tinged with the sadness that her mother died
suddenly from a heart attack a week earlier. There was also a tribute to the
Georgian luger Nador Kumaritashvili who died in a training accident on the
opening day of the Games.

The
flag was handed over to Sochi, Russia, the host city for the next Winter Games
in 2014.

Representing
the Cayman Islands at the closing ceremony was Dow Travers who came 69th in the
giant slalom in his first Winter Olympics, alongside Chef de Mission David Carmichael
and Dow’s coach Gene Bridgewater.

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