Note: Not sure what was is in response to but shared here for posterity and as a clue to reconnect it to context at some unforeseen date – dvo
I think this article was frankly a waste of time which appears to be the result of a few minutes of copying the usual media suspects.
Meanwhile on the ground in Vancouver, many folks are prepping for the first true social media-ready Olympics with publishing communities, grassroots accreditation, and quality crowd-sourced coverage of events leading up to the Games.
These campaigns will continue throughout as the public creates a massive archive of documentation from the official events to the protests to the changes in the urban communities.
Vancouver boasts an active new media business sector as well as a population of artists, activists and academics who are working to change the view of media, our city and the real costs of the Olympics.
If you care to expand on your mainstream pablum coverage, consider poking around the web for a few minutes to see what’s really happening beyond NBC’s insipid coverage and the official sanitized story.
I’m out, i’ve a beer to drink in tribute to a dead Luger.
The Whistler Sliding Centre is the location for bobsled, luge and skeleton competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The venue is located approximately 76 miles north of Vancouver.
Construction of the Whistler Sliding Center began in June 2005 and was completed in December 2007. The facilities include a concrete refrigerated track, start houses, a control and timing building, finish area building , track operations building, track lodge, refrigeration plant and a mountain and track access road system.
The bobsled and skeleton track measures 1,450 meters in length. Men’s luge will run at 1,374 meters while doubles and women’s luge is 1,198 meters in length. The track includes a vertical drop of 152 meters with a maximum slope of 20% at corner 2.
Travelers interested in attending any of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic bobsled, luge or skeleton competitions at the Whistler Sliding Centre can base their reservations on the following event schedule: