Posts Tagged ‘olympics’
Vancouver Twenty-Ten Finish

Since it is being compared to Paul Henderson’s 1972 goal (which is an important piece of Canadian history) it seems fitting that I should mention where I was for Sidney Crosby’s massive 2010 gold medal winning overtime goal over Team USA. @ The Duke – Kingston, Ontario with my friends and colleagues from SURP. We […]

2010 Mogul Gold

One of the perks of winning some kind of Olympic hardware in Canada is a lifelong membership with either CBC or CTV as…well…a face on their coverage team.  Jean-Luc Brassard showed up during the CTV interview with Alexandre Bilodeau musing of days past (read: man, I wish I was allowed to have big air like […]

Vancouver 2010 – Opening Ceremonies
Vancouver 2010 – Opening Ceremonies

Some bizarre scenes from the pre-shows running up to the opening ceremonies included MuchMusic making its first and probably last appearance in a supporting role to CTV’s Olympic media juggernaut.  VJ’s, hot tubs and bikinis?  Body shots?  As a TV segment just before the Opening Ceremonies?  Oh my… Showing the luge crash???  Bad taste. Off […]

2010 Olympic Torch Relay – Portsmouth Harbour

This will be my second Olympic Torch experience and I find that rather odd given that I’m can be indifferent regarding Torch relays.  Yet the flame keeps stalking me… First, it was Nanjing, city of 6 million….right past my apartment accompanied by 500,000 screaming well-wishers. Now it’s tiny Kingston…this time it is on a boat, […]

Canada’s Top Infrastructure Projects
Canada’s Top Infrastructure Projects

Canada Line – Vancouver Romaine Hydroelectric Complex Project $6.5 Billion Hydro Quebec’s monster generating project in North-eastern Quebec.  1550 MW with a completion date of 2020. Bruce A Nuclear Generating Station Restart $5.25 Billion Refurbishing of two CANDU reactors 250km north of Toronto on Lake Huron and construction of two additional reactors to be completed […]

Olympic Torch in Nanjing

The Olympic Torch (yup, the same one that caused all the trouble in Europe) moved it’s way throughout Nanjing this morning.  It’s route took it about 5 minutes from my apartment, but I decided against attending festivities for a number of reasons.  Mainly because I just have no interest in the Olympics and even less […]

Everest in Flames

The good kind. The Olympic flame has reached the top of the world. Live television footage showed a Chinese mountaineering team holding up a specially designed torch along with Chinese and Olympic flags Thursday on the top of Mount Everest. I’m quite impressed by the feat. Achieving a summit is admirable in itself, but managing […]

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