Oh Canada! from Vancouver City Hall – Olympic Outsider Bonus

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Listen: Oh Canada! from Vancouver City Hall – Olympic Outsider Bonus (.mp3, 1:31)

Canada’s Governor General Michaëlle Jean (a Haitian refuge who immigrated to Quebec as a child) and Mayor Sam Sullivan (suddenly, the world’s second most famous quadrapelegic) were on hand with a phalanx of officers of everykind to reveal the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic flag.

I attended and watched the pageantry (recording some clips for a future podcast) and asked VANOC CEO John Furlong a few questions on a snowy Vancouver morning.  See more pics on my Flickr photostream.

Olympic Flag Reception at City Hall

VANCO CEO John Furlong security thug and dignitaries
photos by DaveO from Olympic Flag Reception / Ceremony photoset

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