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Me with the Canadian flag at the men's 100m final.
Me with the Canadian flag at the men's 100m final.
Me with the Canadian flag at the men's 100m final.

The complete story: My dream trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics

I have written a few posts about my trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics. But none have yet to capture everything, from beginning to end. This story is that attempt.
 
 
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A stranger's kindness on a mountain top near the Vidigal favela in Rio.
A stranger's kindness on a mountain top near the Vidigal favela in Rio.
A stranger's kindness on a mountain top near the Vidigal favela in Rio.

Sweaty hike from Rio favela leads to memorable moment

I have a million pics and vids to post, but in the last 24 hours, this one stands out most. Everything I read about coming to Brazil was about watching my back and not trusting people, which has been incredibly frustrating, sin...
 

 
 
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Pic of my holding pic of my driver, Ricardo.
Pic of my holding pic of my driver, Ricardo.
Pic of my holding pic of my driver, Ricardo.

En route to Rio: The adventure begins…

Above, a photo of me holding a photo of Ricardo, the driver I was to find at the airport in Rio. (See below for the story) My first day in Rio can only be summed up in one way: random adventure. And since, I’m quickly lea...
 
 
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Posing for selfie with Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett.
Posing for selfie with Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett.
Posing for selfie with Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett.

Airport one-on-one with Olympic medallist Jason Burnett

When you invest in the biggest trip of your life to go to the Olympics, you pray your huge investment will be worth it. So, when you arrive at the airport and see dozens of Team Canada athletes waiting to board at the same gate...
 

 
 
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Guanabara Bay, sailing venue for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Photo: Stephen Wade/Twitter)
Guanabara Bay, sailing venue for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Photo: Stephen Wade/Twitter)
Guanabara Bay, sailing venue for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Photo: Stephen Wade/Twitter)

Am I insane? Planning a trip to the Rio Olympics

As word has spread over the past few weeks that I’m heading to the Rio Olympics, many people ask if I’m working them. But the answer is no– I’m just going. (!) Here’s how it came to be…
 
 
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Lindsey with her flight ticket to Rio de Janiero
Lindsey with her flight ticket to Rio de Janiero
Lindsey with her flight ticket to Rio de Janiero

Rio 2016: Why going to the Olympics means the world

It’s HAPPENING. OMG. I can’t believe it’s happening: I’m going to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. Being at an Olympics has long been been my dream. And now that it's actually happening, I can barely contain myself...