So that's it, then. They're over. Done. Gone. No more Olympic skiing, skating, snowboarding, hockey, luge....
It was so fun to watch as the athletes, the best in the world, did simply amazing things. Skiing unbelievably fast around a tiny track. Performing flips and turns and twists mid-air on a snowboard or with skis. Ballet on ice. Sliding down a track at 90 miles an hour on a sled. And hockey played with the passion to win not just for your team, but for your nation.
I've had two weeks of the constant Winter Olympics presence, and now it's gone. For four years. It feels like a favorite visitor has left to go home. I'll miss them.
Just two and a half years until my next Olympic "fix": the Summer Olympics in London, in 2012.