Welcome to Canada! Congratulations for all the hard work and sacrifice that got you this far.
I hope you achieve a personal best in your given event over the next 16 days of competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Forgive me for hoping it turns out to be just slightly worse than that of any Canadian competitor you might encounter. :^)
My condolences to the loved ones and teammates of Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, who died Friday during a training run.