Category Archives: Olympic Outsider

from Torino to Vancouver Olympics comea barrage of podcast sharing renegade event coverage as well as exploring civic issues whilst “on the ground” at hospitality houses and parties

One Year After Olympics on News 1130 – Olympic Outsider #30

TNMHLeading up to the 1 year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, I appeared in a short segment on a Vancouver radio station News 1130 for  an Olympic flashback series to examine the legacies + discussed social media as a whole and covering the Games.

Listen: One Year After Olympics on News 1130 – Olympic Outsider #30 (.mp3, 3:13, 3MB)

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News 1130 for  an Olympic flashback series to examine the legacies of the Games.

Blurb: I discussed social media as a whole and covering the Games through the True North Media House project – plus  the impending With Glowing Hearts movie premiere. In the short clip, I included brief anecdotes about reliving the fun, documenting and storytelling, and how social media can provide depth and breadth to provide more attention to more stories beyond the “official” IOC/VANOC story.

See An Olympic anniversary on the News1130 Midday Show for the article and audio clips, ergo:

  • VP of Tourism Vancouver Paul Vallee speaks live with News1130 anchors Rob Freeman and Erin Loxam
  • 24 Hours’ Bob Mackin speaks live with News1130 anchors Rob Freeman and Erin Loxam
  • John Mills with the Richmond Oval speaking live on News1130 with anchors Rob Freeman and Erin Loxam
  • Vancouver blogger Dave Olson speaks with News1130 about the role of social media during the 2010 Games
  • Keith Bennett, the president and CEO of Whistler Sports Legacies, talks to News1130 about the Sliding Centre
  • The CEO of “Own the Podium” Alex Bauman speaks with News1130’s Erin Loxam and Rob Freeman

Blurb: VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – This week, we’re marking the one year anniversary of the day the OlympicCauldron was lit.

After years and years of planning and excitement, the massive two-week sporting event didn’t disappoint.  But what kind of legacy did it leave behind?

This week on the News1130 Midday Show we’re looking at the Olympic legacy.  Did the Games bring in the much-talked-about the economic boost?

This afternoon, we’ll talk to Own the Podium CEO Alex Baumann. Listen to the live interview at 1 p.m.

Citizen Media Making at Vancouver Olympics on CBC Radio 1 – Olympic Outsider #29

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Listen: Citizen Media Making at Vancouver Olympics – Dave on CBC Radio One – Olympic Outsider #29 (.mp3, 5:40)

On a busy night during the Olympics, i headed over to Canada North hospitality house with a group of True North Media House documenters. Tagging along was a CBC crew including the charming reporter Heba Hani (sp ?). I was included in the finished CBC Radio 1 piece which focused on media-makers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

This created an interesting scene as i was interviewing “Singing Goose” while a circle of TNMH folks documented the interview, then CBC audio crew and With Glowing Hearts film crew documented the documenters and the hosts of the hospitality house looked on with wonder and happiness.

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Singing Goose from Canada’s North – Olympic Outsider #28

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Listen: Singing Goose from Canada’s North – Olympic Outsider #28 (.mp3, 8:40)

At Canada’s Northern House, Dave gets schooled on life in Inuvut NWT by singer Leanne Goose including igloo church, endless days and night, Muktuk and Mukluks plus schools, stores, medical care, shopping at the end of the Dempster highway.

More Singing Goose: http://www.leannegoose.com/

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Legend of Muk Muk with Mr. Mann – Olympic Outsider #27

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Listen: Legend of Muk Muk with Mr. Mann – Olympic Outsider #26 (.mp3, 4:20)

At Canada’s Northern House, Dave enjoys Boris Mann’s annotations about the legendary delicacy of muk muk and thoughts about flying Saskatchewanians, neglected cultures, hospitality houses with tasty food and recollections of Torino 2006

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Gold Medal Sunday Morning – Olympic Outsider #26

Gold Medal Sunday Morning
Photo of Dustin Quasar at Gold Medal Hockey game by KK

Listen: Gold Medal Sunday Morning – Olympic Outsider #26 (.mp3, 7:22)

Blurb: On the final official day of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Dave steps outside during the 2nd intermission of the gold medal men’s hockey game between Canada and USA to recap the previous days and look ahead to the Paralympics with @kk (who also mentions his meeting with figure skater Johnny Weir) and notes about the With Glowing Hearts film project.

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Final Olympic Lap from the Ozone – Olympic Outsider #25

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Listen: Final Olympic Lap from the Ozone – Olympic Outsider #25 (.mp3, 8:50)

Blurb: From the Richmond Ozone after a stint at the Heineken Holland House, Dave recaps Canada’s huge medal haul with @theWoodduck in between sets by The Dudes and The Stills. Topics include snowboard, speed skating, hockey and beer.

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Oly-nomics & Goodtimes w/ Hammer Bob – Olympic Outsider #24

Oly-nomics & Goodtimes w/ Hammer Bob

Listen: Oly-nomics & Goodtimes w/ Hammer Bob – Olympic Outsider #24 (.mp3, 14:06)

Blurb: On the Seabus, Dave talks with accredited reporter and Olympic veteran Bob “The Hammer” Mackin about narrative around the Games, controversy about costs, ROI, government grandstanding, VANOC’s manner of acting, and sports which blew him away.

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Share the Land and Survive the Slovakians – Olympic Outsider #23

Share the Land and Survive the Slovakians

Listen: Share the Land and Survive the Slovakians – Olympic Outsider #23 (.mp3, 8:31)

Blurb: With scant days remaining, Dave takes a break in the 2nd intermission of Canada vs Slovakia to recap a perfect 24 hours of hockey, perogies, medals, bobsleigh, Burton Cummings, and the great feeling of kindness in the city of Vancouver.

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Festive Bunting and White Tents (lost preview) – Olympic Outsider #22

Festive Bunting and White Tents

Listen: Festive Bunting and White Tents (lost preview) – Olympic Outsider #22

Blurb: Streetside observations before the Olympics started including documentation of street art, city changes, graphic design and hospitality under construction while city workers hang Winter Games flags on street light poles on East Hastings St.

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Interviewed by JMV at Flickr meetup – Olympic Outsider #21

Interviewed by JMV at Flickr meetup

Listen: Interviewed by JMV at Flickr meetup – Olympic Outsider #21 (.mp3, 3:30)

Blurb: Transit and craft enthusiast Jason Vanderhill interviews Dave O at the Flickr/Yahoo meetup at the Mini building in Yaletown and they discuss highlights, hockey, hospitality, Seabus, having a beer in the park and give thanks to Belgians. Photo by Carol Browne.

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