Tribute to Olympic peace turns flirtatious
WHISTLER, B.C. (CP) — A tribute to the Olympic Peace Resolution was feeling the love on Valentine’s Day.
Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean held an informal “discussion” with athletes from six countries Sunday at the Whistler athletes’ village, where they riffed on the power of the Games to bring nations and people together.
Alpine skier Marko Rudic of Bosnia and Herzogovina enthusiastically took the message to heart.
Seated on a wooden bench with Moroccan skier Samir Azzimani on one side and Australian women’s bobsledder Astrid Loch-Wilkinson on the other, Rudic got into the spirit with a good-natured elbow to his male competitor and a flirtatious pitch to the raven-haired Aussie.
“I meet so much people, so much good friends,” Rudic told a crowd that included Jean, her husband Daniel Lafond and their 11-year-old daughter Marie-Eden.
“I never know a guy from Morocco. He’s nice guy. Maybe he looks a little bit strange, but he’s OK,” Rudic said of Azzimani.
“Also Australia. I never know someone from Australia,” he continued, leering to his left. “I’m already in love with her. I hope she don’t have a boyfriend somewhere. Make him jealous, yeah. Love and peace, yeah.”
The routine brought roars of laughter from the rain-drenched crowd.