Johnny Lyall Opens the Olympics

If you caught the opening ceremonies last night, you probably saw the opening snowboard sequence in the backcountry.  If you were wondering who exactly dropped in through the rings with that burly indy, it was Grouse Mountain's own Johnny Lyall.  With a little help from Katal Innovations, makers of the big air bag, Johnny was able to air through the Olympic rings and ride out onto the floor of BC Place with the eyes of a few billion people on him.  Here a picture from Matt Houghton's blog on Push.ca. [caption id="attachment_3530" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption=" "] [/caption]

Atta boy, J-Bone!  Hope you're having a good time in Barcelona.