Bruce Museum hosts Olympians
in worldwide webcast
Updated 10:03 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012
U.S. Olympic rower Caryn Davies dug into her jeans pocket for an object that twinkled in the onstage spotlight.
“The real work of winning this medal didn’t happen in the six minutes of rowing it took to reach that finish line,” said Davies, who was part of the women’s eight that rowed to Olympic gold in the 2008 Bejing Olympics. “It happened in the six hours of training every day for years leading up to that final moment. The Olympics doesn’t happen every four years — it happens every day.”
Davies, other Olympic athletes and sports world experts gathered in Bruce Museum‘s Bantle Lecture Gallery Saturday to participate in a TEDx webcast entitled “The Olympic Spirit: Capturing the Moment” in front of an audience of local high school students and teachers as a kick-off to this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic games. Members of the Youth@Bruce committee organized the event through the brand of TEDx (Technology Entertainment and Design), a nonprofit that supports live, worldwide web conferences.