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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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Team Canada / Olympic Artifacts from Torino 2006 + SLC 2002

sacred olympic artifacts

Pal Robert Scales recently returned from Turin Olympics and bestowed upon me his jersey from the games.

He also produced an outstanding photo montage of the stuff he collected from his trip with tags to document both the durable and ephemeral items > seems like a great idea to me, so i did similar.

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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