I can't be there in Sochi, but I was in Vancouver in 2010, when we won the gold medal in men's hockey. It looked something like this: And then, people tried to repeat the game winning goal in the streets like this: Thank you Team Canada, you made us proud. Go Canada Go!
With all the comments floating around about the Olympics, including the tweets criticizing the Canadian athletes for the way they handled Putin's visit to Canada house, I thought I'd bring back this post I wrote in early 2010, as I watched the Olympic circus arrive in Vancouver. I'm sure I'll have more to say later, … Continue reading Olympic Celebration or Olympic Cynicism?
World Cup 2010 fever has begun in Africa and everyone's flag colours are everywhere. My friends are posting their Hyundai sponsored Jerseys of their teams choice on their facebook pages, and it reminds me of that other giant sporting event from this year, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.I bought the red mittens, and a team Canada … Continue reading Fans, Fanatics and Beyond
It was a blast. Here's my photo/vid experience highlights. I might have some thoughts I'll put down later. In the meantime...GO CANADA GO!!!!Random Hockey Game (Red vs. White):http://www.youtube.com/get_playerGranville Street:http://www.youtube.com/get_playerRobson Square:http://www.youtube.com/get_player
Olympic fever is everywhere. From the fans taking over all of Robson Street and Robson Square, to this surprisingly quiet corner at Pender and Burrard, where the hot dog vendors have even gotten into the action. Of course the crowds were a lot bigger on the west side of the International Broadcast Centre, where they … Continue reading Olympic Torch
I suppose this post is long over due, since most people who know me also know that I'm an Olympics junkie. I am that person who will sit glued to the tv as much as I can to watch the Olympics, despite work. I even took my thesis home for the duration of Torino Olympics … Continue reading Olympic Celebration or Olympic Cynicism?