‘They make it look so easy’: Lessons learned from trying 10 Olympic sports

Think you can rival the Olympians? We tried 10 different Olympic sports, and this is what we learned.

Like most of you, I've always loved watching and experiencing the thrill of the Olympics on TV. So when I was given the opportunity to actually try the sports I grew up watching, I had to jump on the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Olympic heroes.

Needless to say, I'm following far behind! I quickly realized how amazing these world-class athletes really are.

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In our journey, I checked 10 sports off of my Winter Olympic bucket list.

To try these sports, we traveled to the Whistler Sliding Centre and Whistler Olympic Park in British Columbia, Canada, the site of the 2010 Vancouver Games. We also were given access to the ice in the Richmond Olympic Oval outside Vancouver. The Everett Silvertips, Granite Curling Club in Shoreline, Team Alpental Snoqualmie and Olympicview Arena in Mountlake Terrace also helped make our journey complete.

Remember, anyone can try these sports at these venues too. And after my experience, I strongly recommend you do. I'm so humbled!

Here is what I learned.