Opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics are just 5 days away — and the relatively balmy weather gripping British Columbia has some worried a lack of white stuff might throw a wrench in the games.
“When I got off the airplane it was like, ‘What’s this green grass doing here? This is the Winter Olympics,'” Trevor Marsicano, an American speed skater told the Associated Press. “For me it’s nice, because I’m used to, like, zero-degrees. This is awesome.”
Organizers have been touting the Vancouver Olympics as “The Green Games,” but the soggy swath of mud at Cypress Mountain has some locals calling them “The Brown Games.”