We, the Boston Knitters Olympic Committe (B.K.O.C.), would like to officially welcome you all - knathletes, coaches, and cheerleaders alike - to The Official Team Boston Virtual Olympic Village (TOTBVOV)! We hope that you will enjoy your time here in The Official Team Boston Virtual Olympic Village (TOTBVOV), and to that end we have made a few important arrangements that we would like to share with you.
The first and most important of these is live television coverage. We, the Boston Knitters Olympic Committe (B.K.O.C.), have worked closely with NBC and the International Olympic Committe (I.O.C) to bring you unprecedented coverage of this year's games in Torino, Italy, including the highest rate of HD coverage, EVER. For more information, you may visit our joint press release here: http://www.usolympicteam.com/117_42973.htm. Please note the 24.5 hours of coverage PER DAY throughout the 17 days of the games. We are particularly proud of that, because as fellow knitters, we understand that the ability to warp the space-time continuum could well be the KEY to making Knitting Olympics (K.O.) dreams come true. We urge you to read through this press realease for pertinent station coverage details, and also to visit http://www.nbcolympics.com for up-to-the-minute Olympics coverage.
And now for the topic you are all, I'm certain, abuzz about -- we, the Boston Knitters Olympic Committe (B.K.O.C.), would like to offically invite you to The Official Team Boston Virtual Olympic Village (TOTBVOV) Opening Ceremonies celebration at (where else) Doyle's in JP! (Close to the T! Parking Galore!)
However, this brings us to the reality of negotiations. Despite our best efforts, there have been some small negotiating sacrifices on the road to the Knitting Olympics (K.O.), and one of those was actual LIVE coverage of the Opening Ceremonies in Torino. We felt that free, live, pay-per-view coverage (really, I couldn't make this stuff up, people) of every waking hour of the figure skaters' lives and competitions would, in the end, make you happier. Given that sacrifice, the Official coverage of the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy begins on NBC at 8 p.m. EST.
We, the Boston Knitters Olympic Committe (B.K.O.C.), have reserved the back room (dubbed, "The Menino Room / JFK Room" topped off with a giant TV) at Doyle's starting at 7p.m., though I'm fairly certain that they will be more than happy to allow you to come and begin drinking their liquor and eating their food earlier if you prefer. We would also like to point out that Doyle's is very, very close (we're talking walking distance close) to Circles Knitting Salon for those of you needing any last minute training or performance aids.
Other items on the Boston Knitters Olympic Committe (B.K.O.C.) agenda include Official Team Boston Knitters Olympic Knitting pins, as well as plans for The Official Team Boston Virtual Olympic Village (TOTBVOV) Closing Ceremonies Celebration, including a show & tell/fashion show event.
Miscellaneous announcements: There have been a couple of requests for us to re-felt the pool tables in the knathlete's lounge near the dining hall, and we are looking into that, however, it seems as though the air hockey table is down for the count. Apparently, it was not as good at quick-drying wet wool swatches as someone thought it would be.
Also, the lounge manager has asked us to remind you that the foosball table is NOT to be used as a skeining/drying rack for the handspinners. She seems to think that others would like to use the table for ACTUALLY playing foosball. We know that this is crazy-talk (who has time for foosball?), but we ask that you respect the rules of the knathlete's lounge.
Thanks again to all of you for your support of Team Boston in this year's Knitting Olympics! If you plan on attending the openning ceremony event please leave a shout out here. We need to warn the folks at Doyles. This will give them time to arm themselves with protective glasses to defend them against the flying needles.