I was honored to be selected as a member of the 2010 Host Medical Team for the Olympics. We were responsible for athlete care at UBC Thunderbird Arena. The team was composed of paramedics, sports medicine physicians and therapists who each excelled in their individual areas. The facilities were incredible including two well-stocked therapy rooms, trauma room, ambulance on site and portable X-ray and diagnostic ultrasound units. The athletes were wonderful examples of excellence in amateur sport and a pleasure to assist.
During competition the fans were incredibly supportive of all of the teams, decked out in gear from Slovakia, China, Finland, Russia, Switzerland, US, Belarus, and (of course) Canada, and cheering so loud you could hardly hear the referee’s whistle. We were privileged to be at ‘rink side’ for competition, soaking up the amazing crowd and exciting play. Certainly an experience that will resonate with us for the years to come.