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  1. Here is the IOC take about yesterday: Link: IOC: Official Timekeeper OMEGA Unveils The Vancouver 2010 Countdown Clock
  2. Like the one in that CBC article that I didn't post here because it would have been unnecessary to put it here anyway. That guy in the picture looks like he wants to "wage war" against everyone in that crowd, when he jumped onto the stage and pushed that emcee away from the microphone. Thanks for making the social issues be seen in the wrong light to the general public, you idiot (the one in the picture). Well, it looks like the CBC replaced it quite quickly. You know, I do not know if that idiot had something in his hand, now that I remembered earlier in the day by hearing news that some of them had ARMED themselves and was willing to go fighting to spoil the celebrations.
  3. I know what you mean all too well, deasine. If someone thinks that will be the end of it, think again. This was added later on. I should put this up before it disappears from the CBC website. These kinds of articles placed there don't stay there for long. Link: CBC: Protesters Arrested After Throwing Eggs, Disrupting 2010 Ceremony
  4. Agreed. Right now, I am seeing the CBC's "Canada Now show", Vancouver edition. It was talking all about the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics and nothing else. It is dealing with both sides of the overall issue.
  5. Yeah. It has been there for a long while. It was even posted in that other topic some time ago. In any case, Vancouver 2010 will be better overall here.
  6. Three years to go. I cannot believe that it has been one year since the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics, too.
  7. My local CTV news network showed a clip about this venue. It is great overall. However, after the Olympics are over, the post-use of this facility will be just as mentioned in the first post of this topic.
  8. Oh, well. The usual time to debate about Olympic preparations and image makeovers, when it comes to points of time of a host city. This CBC article states in these brief terms: 1. Remains "a dot" to Vancouver citizens; 2. Venue construction is going smoothly; 3. The "forever" mumblings about money issues, especially when you have Chris Shaw involved; 4. The five "ifs": a) On Time; On Budget; B ) Security; c) Weather; d) Homelessness And Other Social Issues; e) Traffic Flow Link: CBC: Three Years Out, Games Construction On Schedule, Some Financial Concerns
  9. Don't worry about it. It just looks too obvious for me, that's all. Unlike the errors of reporting and some "disinformation" I have seen recently here in the Internet surrounding Calgary in the Olympic Movement's past, Vancouver 2010 is going to make sure that its message is heard loud AND CLEAR. Besides, Vancouver is going to get scrutinized like this for a long time in both positive and negative contexts. Take it from me. You think it is not pretty now; wait and come back to see what kinds of "facts" that will come out for years to come about Vancouver 2010 from "all sides of the debate." These forums are evidence of that.
  10. Yeah, right, mr.x. You are going to use a "pure gold" coin like that to buy ordinary things. As for SkiFreak's post there, that time will come, when it comes to Canada Post's turn on the Olympic bandwagon. It would be unthinkable not to have itself join with the Canadian Mint to make a set collection of anything Vancouver 2010. This is so true, when the Olympic Movement has a site available for world collectors to see Olympic memorabilia from past Olympic Games (winter and summer). Just recently, the Torino 2006 collection came on-line there.
  11. Huh? Whatever. Like, since the Olympic Games coverage has been increasing since the idea first started, it is so obvious that Vancouver 2010 is going to be seen more than Calgary 1988 on the media.
  12. Speaking of what I have mentioned about Calgary 1988 coins, someone in eBay RIGHT NOW has just put one of theirs for sale. The 1987 Canadian Olympic $100 gold coin.
  13. Just two more weeks to the day, before the official Canadian Mint Vancouver 2010 coins will be revealed for all to collect.
  14. The updated report of Beijing 2008 was delivered to the IOC Executive Board meeting by BOCOG president, Liu Qi. Since this year will later mark the "one year to go" mark, it will be the critical time for Beijing to test their venues. Link: IOC-> IOC Executive Board: Update On Upcoming Games
  15. According to this CBC article, don't pressure the athletes to achieve that. Link: CBC: Canada's Winter Athletes Learning To Deal With The Pressure Of 2010
  16. LOL! Really?? Image that. A GB forum member getting the job of producing the ceremonies. Maybe we should get GBModerator to submit his name for the position and see what happens!
  17. It seems, from reading past BBC articles unrelated to this topic and about India as a whole, it really wants to project to the world that, if China can do this, then we should do the same. Of course, India has a long way to go in athletic development, when you got a next-door neighbor that seems to be clobbering the international competition lately. Cases in point: Doha 2006 and Changchun 2007 so far. But, Delhi 2010 is a start.
  18. Now that today, February 8, 2007, is exactly 18 months away before the opening ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, I thought I would put a topic about how some YouTube members have put some of their clips on this popular website. I do not know, if this happens to be shown outside of YouTube before, but it was uploaded here almost a month ago. Link: This clip here was really majestic and solemn to me. Also, it uses the former Beijing 2008 bid logo, to the "five friendlies" and, finally, to the official logo of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. As for other clips that could fall into the Beijing 2008 category, click HERE.
  19. With this latest BBC article about the Beijing 2008 venues, there is no doubt whatsoever about the city's progress to stage the Games, when the opening ceremony starts in 18 months from now. Link: BBC: Busy In Beijing The "Bird Nest" The "Water Cube"
  20. After the 2010 Commonwealth Games, it has been mentioned here that India's first "realistic chance" of wanting to bid for the Olympic Games would be in 2020. Link: BBC: Delhi Wants Games To Provide Legacy
  21. Wow. A topic that hasn't been posted on for over a year. Anyway, the IOC has awarded to one of the "2010 Legacies Now" Board of Directors the "Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award" at Lausanne. Her name is Ljiljana Ljubisic. She first competed for Canada at the Los Angeles 1984 Paralympic Games up to the Atlanta 1996 version. Link: IOC: Lilo Ljubisic, A Life Of Challenge And Passion 1. Lilo Ljubisic 2. She is pictured here with both current IOC President, Jacques Rogge, and the former IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch:
  22. When it comes to the Olympic Games and its environment issue, Vancouver sure fits the bill there in more ways than one.
  23. They are definitely in need of a makeover on that one. Even Calgary 1988 went about 3 hours long for the opening ceremony and it has only about 57 NOCs marching in that parade of nations. Torino 2006 had 80 of them and it had about that amount of time for the opening ceremony. It is a definite possibility that Vancouver 2010 will have more NOCs participating there than ever before and they calculate only that amount of time for the opening ceremony? *bangs head on computer keyboard*
  24. My local news had some minor hockey players resorting to, get this, doing their practices ON ICE that has a river current running below it!! This is because of their ice arena being shut down for repairs. Like, isn't that quite an intelligent move, if that ice gives way. By the way, a majority of those ice arenas are seasonal ones, but even they are getting filled, too. Never mind the population base between Calgary and Vancouver and the disparity of such numbers here.
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