The 2010 Junior Olympic competition will start up today at 1PM here on the Nantahala River.  There has been great energy surrounding the junior paddlers all week.   And our embedded journalists, Haley, Selena and Bryson Popp (aka: Team Popp) have been reporting on the events all week. Check out their blog posts about the 2010 Junior Olympics and the awesome participants who traveled from as far as Australia to compete this week.

From as far away as Australia, junior kayakers met up at the Nantahala for the 2010 Junior Olympic Week

From as far away as Australia, junior kayakers met up at the Nantahala for the 2010 Junior Olympic Week