Did you hear that one of the venues of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver will actually be 2,400 miles away in the Flying J parking lot in Carneys Point, NJ’
It’s the “Truckers on Ice” competition in which the athletes see who can knock all the snow and ice off the top of a 53-foot trailer the fastest.
Here’s a sneak preview of what commentators Al Michaels and Tonya Harding will sound like as they cover the event:
Tonya: Well, Al, we couldn’t have picked a better day for the Truckers on Ice competition – it’s a blinding snowstorm!
Al: Tonya, I’d look for another 6 to 10 inches of snow to accumulate on top of the solid sheet of ice that’s already on top of these trailers.
Tonya: We should remind our viewers that each trucker is given an identical 16-foot aluminum extension ladder, a 36-inch push broom and an 8-pound pickaxe.
Then it’s all up to them.
Al: That’s right Tonya … and here comes our first Olympic competitor, team South Korea’s En Ja Rhee.
Tonya: There’s a heart-warming, gut-wrenching, tear-jerking story behind Rhee.
Tonya: You betcha. He told me he’s competing for gold here in Carneys Point to honor his father, Miz Uh Rhee, who was paralyzed from the eyebrows down during the Truckers on Ice competition in Turin four years ago.
Al: Took a spill, eh’
Tonya: I’ll say. He slipped on the trailer’s ice during the freestyle broom sequence and did a swan dive onto the pavement. Ouch!
Al: Well, let’s hope the younger Rhee—who’s ready to climb the ladder with his broom in one hand and the pickaxe in the other—will escape unscathed.
We’ll be back with his performance right after this word from Plaster Wear—the world’s leading maker of full body casts.
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