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.
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.
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.
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.
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.