Town Square

Post a New Topic

The hidden support team

Original post made by John Naber, another community, on Feb 22, 2010

Yesterday, I made my way to my seat directly in front of a large contingent of brightly orange clad Netherlands long-track skating supporters. The event was the women’s 1500 meters, and Germany and Canada were favored for the gold. In the third-to-last pairing, the Dutch skater, Ireen Wust, circled the oval passing us four different times, and with each lap, the Dutch grew louder. Horns, cow bells and voices raised the roof over my head. The American seated to my left just smiled at me and clapped along.

This story contains 277 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato
By Laura Stec | 15 comments | 13,780 views

French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 11,624 views

Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
By Douglas Moran | 4 comments | 2,158 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 718 views

Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 604 views

 

Hangin' with the best

The results are in. See who Palo Alto Weekly readers have selected what they feel are the top spots and service providers in the Palo Alto area across 83 categories.

See the Winners