Tuesday, May 30, 2006

2nd Place

Just wanted to provide a quick update for those of you who have been biting your nails over the weekend, wondering how the Olympics went. We came in 2nd place behind our arch-rivals LBS, in a hotly-contested Olympic showdown. We lost by a mere 27 points (when the totals are in the range of 1200, you realize what a narrow margin this is) and now our fighting spirit is that much stronger. What we lost in those 27 points, we by far made up for in spirit and singing skills, and I hope to have videos up to prove it shortly.

Unfortunately, time for photo and video editing has been limited. We arrived home in Barcelona at 1:30 in the morning Sunday night/Monday morning, and had class as usual at 9:30. I got home at 5:30 yesterday and had to get straight to work on a scary corporate finance case which we had this morning wherein one poor soul would be picked at random to do the valuation of a corporate merger. Who was chosen but Pablo Royo, purple-suited skier extraordinaire, and game-saving Olympic goalkeeper (the men's final came down to penalties and Pablo made an amazing stop.) Of course Pablo, as always, was unruffled, even when his WACC turned out to be a little bit whack. The only thing that would have made it more impressive would have been the purple suit.

This weekend we have time to relax and prepare for finals because Monday is a holiday, so I promise to get photos up by then if not sooner! For now...


4 comments:

Marcos said...

Our dear Noelle forgot to mention that she alone managed to win almost half of the points that IESE did. She had so many medals that at some point I feared that she would break her neck cause of the weight,...

Anonymous said...

What a way to end the year...whew...oh, and of course there are the finals, too. But who's counting finals? This sounds much more of a grand finale than finals could ever be.

Bili Rubin said...

Hey, didn't I see that handsome guy in the camo shorts at the MBA special olympics?

NoellieBellie said...

Yes, this photo was taken before his tragic synchronized swimming accident. He can no longer run 4x200m relays, but he's a fierce competitor in the wheeled sports.