Sometimes those Europeans baffle us. Does this look Olympian to you?
The Winter Olympics have begun in Torino, Italy; opening ceremonies were last night. SoCal skater Michelle Kwan is saying she may not be able to skate in competition. We hope she can.
A special LAist cheer to Michelle and the rest of the SoCal atheletes: Short track skating 20-year-old Maria Garcia, from Carson, at the Olympics for the first time. Figure skater Sasha Cohen, a self-admitted fashionista. Pair figure skater John Baldwin, whose coach is Michelle Kwan's brother-in-law. And finally, Chanda Gunn, the goalie for the women's hockey team, from Huntington Beach. Not only is she an Olympian, but she has epilepsy. Damn.
Now if somebody can just explain what's going on in this opening ceremonies picture...