The 2010 Winter Olympics came to an end on Sunday in Vancouver. The closing ceremony celebrated the games and Canada, including some of Canada’s greatest treasures, like William Shatner. See below for pictures and a video clip of Shatner’s Olympic moment, plus Shatner’s first video blog in months.
Shatner closes out the Olympics
How can Canada bring to a close their hosting of the Winter Olympics? An event of this magnitude needs a true hero of Canada, and that man is none other than the original Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner who ascended into the center Olympic arena amidst an enormous Canadian flag.
William Shatner – makes his entrance at Winter Olympics closing ceremony
The closing ceremonies were actually a mix of pageantry and humor, that included a celebration of the quintessentially Canadian, such as giant hockey players, moose, Mounties, and beavers. Part of the humor included famous Canadians speaking, including William Shatner and Catherine O’Hara and Michael J. Fox. In a moment reminiscent of his famous "I am a Canadian" speech, Shatner told the crowd “I’m proud to be a Canadian, a people who know how to make love in a canoe, which is why our health care system covers splinters". Shatner poked fun at Canadians famous politeness and penchant for wide open spaces, throwing in a reference to the "final frontier".
William Shatner – at Winter Olympics closing ceremony
More photos from the Olympics closing ceremony (including more of Shatner) at digitalsportsdaily.com
VIDEO UPDATE: Shatner’s moment is now available at nbcolympics.com (in HD). You can also watch it via the embed below.
MORE SHATNER – BDAY VIDEO FOR LIZ TAYLOR
Want some more Shatner fun. Well after a hiatus of many many months, a new video was uploaded over the weekend to his Shatner Project video blog at YouTube. And the new video is Bill wishing his friend Elizabeth Taylor a happy birthday.