(Lausanne, Switzerland) Day One of the Youth Olympics is over and that means the Olympic experience for 16 year old Alexandrian Kaisa Bosek has begun.  Kaisa's aunt Kathleen (Bosek) Rittenour says "she had practice Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland, shot well, said the trails were a little icy at first but got better as the day went on."  

The opening ceremonies included 96 Athletes from the USA, in addition to hundreds of athletes from all over the world. 

People in Minnesota can watch Kaisa compete. Her first competition will be on Saturday the 11th at 10:30am Switzerland time (5:30 AM Alexandria Time: Central Time Zone)

Kaisa will compete in the woman's individual and the Sprint. They are picking the relay teams tomorrow (Saturday) after the race. The Bosek family will then know if she is on a relay.

Rittenour encourages people to get up early and "Jump on the "Team Kaisa" bandwagon... we'd love to have you!"  If anyone has the Olympic Channel on their TV the Youth Olympic games will be on there for the next 13 days. Also, the Youth Olympic Games now goes LIVE on your computers and phones. 

During Opening Ceremonies the Olympic Committee really stressed the statement, "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." Pierr de Coubertin

After the Youth Olympics Kaisa will be competing at the World Finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. She is the only athlete to be competing at both venues for the United States of America.