On the next day, Yuko returned to the Athlete's Village, for day #2,
at the "headquarters" for the Japanese team, checking the athlete's rooms to make sure that everything
worked, from toilets to electric kettles. They set up their headquarters in one of the 3 bedroom suites
among the athlete rooms. These rooms are condos that will be sold after the games, so they all have kitchens
that have been walled off to prevent their use! Meals are provided, so no need to cook. Then she was asked
to familiarize herself with the best travel routes between event locations, so she went driving for the afternoon.
Don (me), meanwhile, had a "location familiarization" that morning at the PNE location for the short track skating.
This included a good tour of much of the facility, and I was allowed to photograph
almost everything, including potentially sensitive locations. However, the understanding is that pictures are OK, but don't
email or web post them til after the olympics. The skating area is beautifully set up now, but
they also asked us not to spoil the surprise for the first event, so I won't be putting those pictures up until after
the first images are televised... I am going to, however, include this image (which I don't think will compromise any security) of the ~300 seat media room, showing the
rows and rows of chairs, soon to have workstations installed. The data cable bundles in here are massive. No
wireless in use anywhere. Apparently the figure skating & short track have the largest media center outside the
main downtown media center.