|Posted by lugenz on January 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM|
Today we headed up to the track to take a look around and do some sled work. The first thing we had to do though was locate Matheson's sled. Sleds are not allowed in the Olympic Village and when we checked into the Village the sled had supposedly been dispatched to the luge track to be waiting for us in our designated workshop (container). Well is wasn't there. After about 2 hours of friendly discussion with the staff at the track it was finally located at the adjacent ski area. So it ended up being a shortened session of sled work. The weather was outstanding today and we saw the mountain tops for the first time.
This evening we had our official team function at a small restaurant overlooking the city of Innsbruck. In addition to our team guests included NZ IOC member Barry Maister, the NZ Ambassador from Vienna and a number of parents.
At the Olympic Village Matheson and Geoff meet mascot Yoggi.