After the tragic opening to the Vancouver Olympics there was some better news for the French team this morning. On Sunday they won their first medal in the Biathlon Sprint and yesterday they won their first gold in the 10km Biathlon quickly followed by another in the Nordic Combined which leaves them, as of now, top of the medal table. Today also saw Canada win their first gold medal on home soil. I’m afraid team GB has yet to win a medal although there is still housework on ice to come so we’re in with a chance of winning something. Whilst on my way home on Saturday I noticed that Vancouver was on the signpost in Strasbourg, I didn’t remember it being there before, but it handily points out for any Strasbourgeoise wishing to compete or watch they have to go 11,000 km to get there.