Work in Sports
There are cameras everywhere
Coralie Simmons was a two-time national player of the year at UCLA, helping the Bruins to three national women's water polo championships. Simmons is one of three UCLA players on the U.S. Olympic team as water polo makes its Olympic debut in Sydney. Simmons will check in with CNNSI.com while in Sydney.
September 21, 2000
Did you participate in the Opening Ceremonies? What was the most exciting part?
Yes, I participated in Opening Ceremonies! I had a wonderful time with my teammates and visiting with other athletes. Seeing the torch being run in by all the past women Olympians was really inspirational. The most exciting part was when the torch was being lit and the water started coming down the falls! My teammates and I were in awe at the display of the torch.
What did you think of the other countries' delegations, uniforms, etc.?
I thought that Japan looked neat coming into the stadium with the different colored ponchos. :) All the countries looked great but Australia won the comfort award for sure. I think we were top ten in the most uncomfortable apparel category. Teammates and I ended up leaving our pumps and hose somewhere on the parade out of the stadium. We had a game the next day and dashed to the village to beat the lines. We had an awesome time and can't wait for Closing Ceremonies.
What do you think of the water polo venue?
The water polo venue is super nice. The only sport that will be using the facilities is water polo so we are able to stay focused well with no distractions. It is funny to watch some of the games on the TV because there are cameras everywhere... even underwater and right behind the goal. So you have to make sure you're not picking your nose or something...he he! The venue is amazing and it is fun being around the water polo world.