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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.

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Hockey Tourney Wrap-up w/ Dave and Dan – Olympic Outsider #6

Brothers Wrap up Hockey Tourney

Join Dave and Dan and Bob and Doug for: Hockey Tourney Wrap-up with Dave and Dan – Olympic Outsider #6 (.mp3, 25:46)

Wrapping up the Men’s and Women’s hockey tournaments from Torino 2006. Topics include: team leadership, puck possession, tactical strategies, tournament surprise teams, and a bit looking ahead to 2010.

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Wrapping Up Torino XX Part 1 – Olympic Outsider #5

Wrapping up Torino 2006 with weed, fun and banghi

Reflect upon the preceding days for: Wrapping Up XX Part 1 – Olympic Outsider #5 (.mp3, 38:19)

Wrapping up performances of Torino 2006 with emphasis on Team Canada’s athletes. Topics include notable Men’s and Women’s performances in Luge, Skeleton, Bobsled, Curling, Short-Track Speedskating, & more w/ Dave, Dan Funboy and Banghi.

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Quarter-final Hockey Predictions – Olympic Outsider #4

photo by Kris Krug from Turin
photo by Kris Krug from Turin

Prepare to be incorrect for: Quarter-final Hockey Predictions – Olympic Outsider #4 (.mp3, 10:14)

Quick wrap-up from the preliminary round of the Men’s hockey tournament with Dave  Olson and Toadler from upstairs. Plus bold predictions for the quarter-final round and a wee bit more.

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Canadian Men Open With Win in Turin! – Olympic Outsider #2

Canada Wins in Turin

Don’t be surprised: Canadian Men Open With Win in Turin! – Olympic Outsider #2 (.mp3, 9:44)

Bleary-eyed after waking for the 4AM face-off, Dave Olson discusses the opening game of the Olympic hockey tournament in this 9:24 long podcast. Canada beat Italy 7-2 – After a slow start, Canada turned on the jets versus a hardworking and speedy, but overmatched host squad, noting Bertuzzi, Iginla and St. Louis had particularly nice games.

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First Few Days of Torino 2006 – Olympic Outsider #1

photo by Robert @Scales
photo by Robert @Scales

Start the journey with: First Few Days of Torino 2006 – Olympic Outsider #1 (.mp3, 51:12)

Olympic Outsider podcast featuring audio discourse and chatter the Winter Olympics sports with emphasis on Team Canada athletes – starting with coverage of Turin 2006.

In episode #1, Host Dave Olson is joined by “Sweatpants Mark” to discuss recent noteworthy performances and remarks about the TV and other media coverage. Topics include: Women’s moguls and half-pipe, Chinese figure skaters, Latvian fans, Long-track speed skating, and more.

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