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Nikki Yanofsky's 'I Believe' on replay: Reliving the 2010 Winter Olympics in preparation for the 2014 Games

By: Teresa Sousa
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Nikki Yanofsky's 'I Believe' on replay: Reliving the 2010 Winter Olympics in preparation for the 2014 Games

By: Teresa Sousa
This past weekend, in preparation for the Olympics, I listened to Nikki Yanofsky's I Believe, the Olympic theme song from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. I have to admit that when I first heard it back in 2010, I wasn't so sure about it being a strong Olympics theme song. I don't think that anymore. [HTML1] Whenever I hear those lyrics it brings forth so much emotion. I think about the dark cloud that hung over the opening ceremonies due to the tragic death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili during his Olympic training. I think of the glorious history moguls skier Alex Bilodeau made by becoming the first Canadian ever to win Olympic gold on home soil. And I watched with overwhelming emotion the excitement on his brother's face (his main inspiration) at the finish line. I think of skeleton gold medal winner, Jon Montgomery's victory walk through Whistler Village with a celebratory pitcher of beer in hand. I think of Sydney Crosby's overtime goal that clinched the gold medal for Team Canada over the USA. I think of figure skater Joannie Rochette's courageous bronze metal win in honour of her mother who flew out to Vancouver to cheer her daughter on but sadly never lived to see it. I loved everything about the 2010 Winter Olympics. I watched the closing ceremonies with so much pride and honour for our Canadian athletes. Danielle Bradbury's My Day is the Olympic theme song for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. [HTML2] Although I think the lyrics are very appropriate, I am yet to make any emotional connections. When all is said and done and they play Danielle Bradbury's My Day alongside a montage of all the main events and special moments during the closing ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in mid February, will I feel the same amount of pride and honour like I do when I hear I Believe? I certainly hope so! The countdown is on. Bring on the 2014 Winter Olympics. Do you have an emotional connection to Nikki Yanofsky's I Believe too?
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