My family and I went to Whistler today to support my friend Akira Sasaki who was competing in the 2010 Olympic Alpine Slalom Ski event. It started early AM and weather was mixed rain/snow.
There were 102 people in the event and only 30 would qualify to compete for the gold. Akira’s first run was good enough to get him through – he was 13th overall! The crowd went wild.
Akira didn’t win a medal today; he was disappointed. But he did a great job and his family and friends are very proud of him.
He was all smiles after the event – class act!
You can check out Akira Sasaki’s website here and if you are a skier or snowboarder then make sure you visit the “Emusi Official Website” where you can find goggles, hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants and other winter sports related gear and fashion (JP only).
Thanks to Mr. Akira Sasaki of the Japanese Olympic team… my wife and I now have access to Whistler mountain and will be attending the 2010 Winter Olympic Alpine Slalom Skiing event on February 27th.
The “Sea to Sky” pass is to access the mountain by car. Without this pass there is no entry. There’s no seating so we’ll be standing in a group cheering on my man! Good luck Akira!!! Bring home the GOLD.
Akira Sasaki at the Alpine Ski World Cup. He plans to represent the Japanese Olympic Team in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
I’m looking forward to watching his race in Feb! (tickets please Akira-san!)
With the final month to go before the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, work is underway to prepare the Olympic competition venues for all weather scenarios – including the current spell of unseasonably warm and wet weather in Vancouver. The goal is to ensure optimum fields of play for the world’s best winter sports athletes. Continue reading
The 2010 Winter Olympics being held in Vancouver, BC are right around the corner. I’m looking forward to meeting up with Akira Sasaki, Alpine Skier for the Japanese team.
The Winter Olympics are right around the corner – this year being hosted in Vancouver, B.C. Below is a picture of friend, alpine skier for the Japanese team: Akira Sasaki.
His suit was designed by tattoo artist Akilla of the Horitoshi family.