Former VANOC communications chief Graeme Menzies compiled opinions after he asked, “Vancouver vs. London: who hosted first social media Olympics?” as part of an article in Vancouver Sun on July 24, 2012 called “Vancouver was home to the first social media Olympics, not London”
Hustling to a bus, Uncle Weed ends the festive period with vaporization session and recounts highlights, hi-jinks and life remixes from 2010 including gut surgery, True North Media House social reporting at the Olympics including Olympic Outsider podcasts, Subpop Records, Hockey Hall of Fame, SXSW, Komasket Music Festival, UW40 party, Halloween at the Waldorf hotel, visits from friends, and then a decompression road trip to Nelson with forays to ferries, hot springs and local organic beers. Ends with clumsy thanks to the Chooglers who had my back during the past year.
Musical interludes including an skat/vocal rendition of a Charlie Parker tune by Nico from Savage Blade.
See also Best Year in Years ~ 2010 Flashback blog post including more 2010 highlights a video from the aforementioned ferry ride.
Sit on the park bench for Festive Flashback from Orion to Nelson – Choogle On! #99 (.mp3, 30MB, 23:49)
Uncleweed.net for more writings, podcasts, paintings and photos
Leading 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)
Subscribe: Olympic Outsider podcast feed
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
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.
Own the podium. Actually, really, for reals own it for $39.99. | VIAwesome By Bob Kronbauer – February 14, 2011
This past weekend the streets of downtown Vancouver were blocked off to celebrate the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympics. Later today I’m going to tell you all about the street hockey game that I played in on Granville Street but first I’ll skip to the end of it and how I ended up standing on the very podium that Alexandre Bilodeau accepted his gold medal on. I’m pretty sure our team lost but still somehow I ended up standing atop this thing. Whaaaat?
By Bob Kronbauer [reposted for posterity]
The title of this post might be a little cliche but it’s so true that I couldn’t not run with it. Despite a rainfall warning that resulted in a river flowing down Granville Street, Saturday’s street hockey games during the Relive It celebrations downtown brought out some impressive crowds, great times and plenty of smiles.
I had a blast playing in the “celebrity” game which was more like a “media” game with a few local celebs sprinkled in amongst us for good measure. Benefitting Five Hole For Food, teams were picked traditionally with all of our sticks going into a pile and then being separated randomly forming two motley crews. The streets were blocked off for the day so thankfully we didn’t have to participate in that other Canadian tradition of calling out “CAR!” and moving the nets every 5 minutes!
I was fortunate to have Kris Krug (left) and Mike Klassen (right) on my team. As it was a friendly game nobody was keeping score but if one thing is certain it’s that we kept Meena Mann (centre) and her goons including Olympic bobsledder, Justin Kripps (background), at bay! Of course I use the term “goons” in the friendliest possible way as the good-natured smack talk preceded this game on Twitter and extended offline throughout the rain-soaked 45 minutes.
Below are all the folks that played in our game along with their Twitter handles if you care to follow them and see all the smack they talk!
Back row (L to R):
– Brendan Moran (@bybrendan)
– Kris Krug (Photographer, @kk)
– Bob Kronbauer (Vancouver is Awesome, @VIAwesome)
– Dave Olson (Hootsuite, @uncleweed)
– Dan Mangan (Musician, @danmanganmusic)
– Justin Kripps (Olympian Bobsledder, @justinkripps)
– Mike Klassen (City Caucus.com, @MikeKlassen)
– Kelcey Brade (CTV, @ctv_kelcey)
– Jesse Bowness (Mortgage Specialist, @jessebowness)
– Sonia Stirling (VanSavvyGirls, @SoniaStirling)
– Chris Walts, DDB Canada, @chriswalts)
– Matt Kieltyka (Metro News Vancouver, @MKieltyka)
– Adam Forsythe (News 1130, @adamforsythe)
– Ryan Sullivan (News 1130, @sullivancouver)
– Hosea Cheung (24 Hours Vancouver, @hosea24hours)
– Jack the Vancouver Giants’ mascot (@WHLGiants)
Front row (L to R):
– Riaz Meghji (Breakfast Television, @riazmeghji)
– Richard Loat (FHFF Founder, @mozy19)
– Andrew Fleming (Burnaby Now, @flematic)
– Claudia Kwan (Global, @thatclaudiakwan)
– Dawn Chubai (Breakfast Television, @dawn_chubai)
– Sam Plumb
– Dean Broughton (Vancouver Sun, @DeanVanSun)
– Meena Mann (FMA, @MeenaMann)
And lastly, for good measure, if you look up “mean mugging” in an online dictionary this photo of Dan Mangan and I comes up. Pre-game scare tactics!
Thanks to Five Hole For Food for bringing together all of these personalities for a friendly game of street hockey. I would love to see this become a regular thing where the local media (and a few actual celebrities) get together for friendly competition!
my2010adventure.com – Aleks revels in Olympic Fever!
Aleks was armed with his digital camera, a flip video camera, and his TNMH self accreditation. His is aim was to visit everything and anything that was free.
In the end he built an online / offline pool of memories that will last him and his family a lifetime. Aleks’ understanding of technology and media is astounding and the experience made him an incredibly confident young guy.
The experience has left a lasting impression on him and he is planning his next online project.
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