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  1. Anybody pre-order this and are still waiting on it? I'm actually pretty pissed...not only is it taking forever to show up, its also $30 cheaper in stores. Remind me again why I pre-ordered?
  2. Alright, call me a liar, but they were there. I have the downloaded from iTunes. Perhaps they've taken them down? I've searched through everything, and there are also a few more things missing that used to be up there, including the 'On Home Ice' documentary that CTV did leading up to the games on the selection of the men's team. Well...at least you should still be able to find: - Team Canada: Gold Medal Hockey Special (Women's and Men's GMGs) - Daily Highlights (2-3 Min highlight packages from each day) - Team Canada Men's Hockey Games (Full-Lenght versions of all 7 of the Men's Games)
  3. You can download the full opening and ceremonies from iTunes for $3...as far as I can tell they're completly uncut. The Canadian Men's hockey games and the Women's Gold Medal game are up there too. I'd ordered the NBC disc a couple weeks ago, and it arrived yesterday. I wasn't expecting too much as its only a 1-disc DVD..and I was right. Its basically a cut down version of the OC and then 5-10 minute highlight packages for each day. Total run time of about 3.5 hours. Hoping my CTV box set (blu-ray) is there for me when I get home from work today...
  4. I just logged onto the store, and their graphic says that shipping of the DVD set started May 14th.
  5. Got my cheque today. It came in a rather run of the mill envelope.
  6. Sucks that its delayed...but I'd rather wait the extra two weeks and get something worth owning.... My money on the other hand....gimmie now please!
  7. Yah, no cheque for me either as of yet....
  8. I'd ordered my copy through the Vancouver2010 store...arrived Monday. Its pretty decent, though I found each page to be a little cluttered....too much squished in. Worth picking up regardless....
  9. I know its available for download...but has anyone come across a 'hard copy' yet?
  10. We've lost a few as well. I tend to agree that I think at least some of this has to do with OBN capacity issues. We waited 2.5 hours to get off the mountain after the Men's Moguls. Otherwise - you can't tell me that for $1.5 million (lost ticket sales) you can't find a solution to this problem. I gotta think that $1.5 million would buy you an extra set of grandstands, or a way to solidify the standing room area. 4'x8' peices of plywood could do wonders if the issues is people falling between hay-bales....
  11. Ended up deciding against doing the CBC interview...didn't want to be part of a negative story. Yesterday, we were lucky enough to be there when history was made....the Men's Moguls and Alex Bilodeau... So increadible: Write-Up on the Blog
  12. I know I'm being (I'll try to catch up), but just thought I'd mention that I'm about to head up to the CBC to do an interview over our cancelled SBX Tickets
  13. Hey Folks. No time to write it all out again, going to hit the town...so: Day 1 Preview Day 1 Mid-Day (w/ Pics) Day 1 Summary and Day 2 Preview (w/ Pics)
  14. My Opening Ceremonies Well then, here we are…the start. I suppose the best way to kick things off would be a bit of an introduction. My ‘actual’ name is Scott..and I’m from Toronto, ON. I’ve always been big into sports, especially those of the winter variety. Growing up I played just about everything, but eventually I settled on my two primary passions: Hockey and Curling. I still curl two-three times a week, and play a little shinny whenever I get a chance. I suppose you can’t get much more Canadian than that! Given my love for these two sports, my interest in the Olympics is just a natural extension. There is no grander stage for any sport than the Olympic Games; I love the drama, the worldwide attention and the chance to see the best play against the best. With all this in mind, when Vancouver won the games, it was almost a certainty that I would at least try to get out to Vancouver. Back in 2003, the path on how that would happen wasn’t all that clear. I was still in my 2nd year of university, and clearly lacking in finances. But over 7 years, that ‘want’ has slowly progressed from just a random thought into full-fledge planning to make it a reality. This will be my first Games, and I couldn’t be more excited for the chance to see Canada at a home Olympics. Fro the Games, I’ll be travelling with 5 other friends in total. Two of us will be there the full time, two for the first week only and two for the second week only. We will be based in Vancouver for the pretty much the entire Games, save a 36 hour trip up to Whistler, and attending more events that we probably should be. During every ticketing Phase, I simply couldn’t say ‘no’…if something good was available, and I had the time free, I picked it up. For myself, I’ll be attending: Day 2 – IH002 - Women's Hockey - Canada v. Slovakia Day 3 - FR002 – Men’s Moguls Day 4 - SB001 – Men’s Snowboard Cross Day 5 - IH007 – Men's Hockey – USA v. Switzerland Day 5 - IH009 – Men's Hockey – Canada v. Norway Day 6 - IH013 – Women's Hockey – Canada v. Sweden Day 7 - IH017 – Men's Hockey – USA v. Norway Day 7 - IH019 – Men's Hockey – Canada v. Switzerland Day 8 - CU012 – Women’s Curling Qualification Day 9 - ST003 – Short Track W1500m/M1000m Day 10 - IH030 – Men's Hockey – Russia v. Czech Republic Day 10 - IH031 – Men's Hockey – Canada v. USA Day 10 - VC008 – Day 10 Victory Ceremony Day 11 - CU019 – Men’s Curling Qualification Day 11 - CU020 – Women’s Curling Qualification Day 12 - BS003 – Women’s Bobsled Qualification Day 14 - IH046 – Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Day 15 - CU031 – Women’s Curling Gold Medal Day 16 - SS012 – Team Pursuit Speed Skating Finals Day 16 - CU033 – Men’s Curling Gold Medal It will be a lot, probably too much, but I’m going to try to cram every bit of the Olympic experience in that I can! Anyways, that what is in store. I will be trying to post as much original content as I can in this space, but I also don’t want to spend the entire Olympics sitting in front of a computer writing, so on occation I will be linking to my primary blog at http://theexcellentolympicadventure.blogspot.com. I’ve been writing there for almost a year and a half, so if you get a chance, wander on over and check it out. I fly out in 68 hours! Not that I’m counting…GO CANADA GO! Scott
  15. Just got in and am trying to catch up. Can one of you guys point me in the direction of the twitter-ers who posted over the course of the evening?
  16. Not sure how I didn't see the other topic on this: Here
  17. Just speculation as we don't know the context really, but if the Opening Ceremonies have a ski-jumper...won't it be a little derivative of Lillehammer?
  18. Apparently the Vectorial Vancouver site will be going live within a couple hours: http://www.vectorialvancouver.net/
  19. My money is on Hamelin winning our first medal, Heil our first Gold...
  20. Anyone know what happens to it between 1:44 PM and the Opening Ceremonies?
  21. I think at this point is a pretty poorly guarded secret...looks like Clara Hughes...
  22. I agree. I'm less concerned with who it is, as long as its a Canadian winter sport athlete of some note. Lets get away from the anonymous kids..
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