Oslo Olympic Flag Ceremony – Olympic Outsider #7

the gov-gen and mayor sam
Oh Canada! As sung by some Policefolk at The Governor-General’s reception at City Hall

See it before it’s stolen: Oslo Olympic Flag Ceremony – Olympic Outsider #7 (.mp3, 19:00)

Canada’s Governor General Michaëlle Jean (a Haitian refuge who immigrated to Quebec as a child) and Mayor Sam Sullivan were on hand – with a phalanx of officers of everykind – to reveal the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic flag (which was subsequently stolen).

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.

furlong and flag
VANOC CEO John Furlong answering my question
1952 Oslo Winter Olympic flag
this historic Oslo Olympic Flag was subsequently stolen

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