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  • NBC Posts $223 Million Loss on Winter Olympics (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/17/2010 4:50:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 93 replies · 1,943+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 16, 2010
    The tally is in: NBC lost $223 million on the Winter Olympics in the first quarter. That's slightly better than the most recent estimate of $250 million in losses. Advertising sales have improved a bit since NBC parent General Electric Co. made that projection in late January. The Olympics did bring about $800 million in extra revenue to GE. But NBC had a lot of production and other expenses, including $820 million just to acquire the rights to carry the Vancouver Games on television and online. That expense was cited as the main culprit for the red ink.
  • The Winter Olympics: A Dying Proposition? (Why Demographic trends portend a dire future)

    03/07/2010 1:59:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 347+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/2010 | Joseph Finlay
    The current 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada presents a confluence of sport, civilization, and pageantry -- all of which, upon reflection, are uniquely Western. With the notable exceptions of a few winter sports-loving Asian nations like Japan, South Korea, and China -- nations that have to varying degrees opened to Western technology -- the Winter Olympics have historically been a showcase for the northern nations of Europe, North America, and the former Soviet Union. Whereas the Summer Olympics dwarfs the sister Winter games in terms of worldwide participation and popular interest, the Winter Olympics features sports that necessitate freezing-temperature...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth sports columnist likens our (sic, Canadian) patriotism to Nazi Germany

    03/03/2010 6:40:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 907+ views
    The Province ^ | March 2, 2010 | Cam Battley
    Dallas-Fort Worth sports columnist likens our patriotism to Nazi Germany An American sports columnist gets a bizarre Nazi flashback in Vancouver By Cam Battley, Canwest News Service March 2, 2010 It took the investigative skills of intrepid Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports columnist Gil LeBreton to uncover the ugly truth. Like Edward R. Murrow in pre-Second World War Vienna and London, Mr. LeBreton put his personal safety at risk to file a brave report from the turbulent city of Vancouver. Sure, Canadians seem multicultural, friendly and good-natured on the surface. But that's just what they want you to think. Dig a...
  • No snow? No surprise. Vancouver is warmest city to ever host Winter Olympics

    03/01/2010 5:47:58 PM PST · by JimWayne · 21 replies · 682+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | CHAD SKELTON article I wrote for The Vancouver Sun way back in 2003...But Vancouver has an average snowfall of just 48 centimetres and -- as most Vancouverites know -- it is rare for even that small amount to stay on the ground for more than a couple of days. Vancouver's lack of snow will have no practical impact on the Games.
  • Why Michael J. Fox & Wm. Shatner to Showcase "Canadians" In Closing Ceremonies?

    02/28/2010 10:20:17 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 981+ views
    February 28, 2010
    I notice how effusively American-Canadians speak of their native country. I have no problem with this. But isn't there some incongruity when they are showcased in the Vancouver Olympics having emigrated from Canada?
  • Vancouver Winter Olympics-Photos Closing Ceremonies

    02/28/2010 8:10:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1,088+ views
    Vancouver Winter Olympics-Photos Closing Ceremonies
  • (Vanity)Anyone watching the Olympics Closing Ceremony

    02/28/2010 5:35:41 PM PST · by jakerobins · 202 replies · 3,449+ views
    Hope that fat poet guy isn't back.....I heard William Shatner will be there...I wonder if he will be singing Rocket Man??? LOL
  • Canadian men and women win Olympic hockey gold over the USA, does God love Canada more?

    02/28/2010 3:08:53 PM PST · by RGirard · 82 replies · 1,403+ views ^ | Feb. 28, 2010 | Réne Girard
    The Canadian women's hockey team beat the USA women's hockey by a score of 2-0, and now the Canadian men's hockey team beat the USA men's hockey team 3-2 in overtime. Does God love Canada more? The winning team gets to have their flag raised and their national anthem played for all the world to watch and hear. Both have songs which glorify God (see related articles) but does one team or country glorify God more than other? Does one have his blessing and another his curse? ...
  • Big beer bet for Obama, Harper on Olympic hockey

    02/28/2010 3:29:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 984+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama owes his Canadian counterpart a case of beer. Obama made the friendly wager with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before Sunday's U.S.-Canada gold medal game. Canada beat the United States 3-2 on Sidney Crosby's overtime goal. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama had a case of Yuengling, a Pennsylvania regional brew, riding on the game.
  • Golden finish for Canada: OT hockey win!

    02/28/2010 3:05:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 46 replies · 1,285+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 28, 2010
    Golden finish for Canada: OT hockey win! Underdog U.S. forces sudden death with late goal, but Crosby's goal wins it BREAKING NEWS news services Sid the Kid is also golden. Sidney Crosby, arguably the top hockeyplayer in the world, scored in overtime as Canada defeated the United States 3-2 in overtime to win the Olympic gold medal in Vancouver on Sunday. With its goalie pulled for an extra attacker, the United States' Zach Parise scored against Canada with 25 seconds remaining in the third period to tie the game at 2-2 and send the into overtime. The teams are...
  • Rochette Chosen As Canada's Closing Flagbearer ["Inspired Many of Her Teammates"]

    02/28/2010 1:28:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 554+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 28, 2010
    Rochette Chosen As Canada's Closing Flagbearer VANCOUVER (AP) -- Figure skater Joannie Rochettehas been chosen as Canada's flagbearer for the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Olympics. Rochette won a bronze medal, skating just days after the unexpected death of her mother in Vancouver. The 24-year-old skater from Quebec says she is surprised by the honor of carrying the flag because Canada's team has at least 13 gold medals. Team officials said Sunday she was selected because of her courageous performance last week, which inspired many of her teammates. Rochette acknowledges it's been a tough week for her emotionally. But she...
  • US vs. Canada for Olympics Gold thread

    02/28/2010 12:20:17 PM PST · by LiberConservative · 370 replies · 7,268+ views
    self | self
    This is going to be a great match. USA! USA! USA!
  • MSNBC Gets Pranked by Fake Team USA Goalie

    02/27/2010 10:04:44 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies · 1,200+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Feb. 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    MSNBC interrupted "Hardball" so that MSNBC's Willie Geist could do a phone interview with Ryan Miller, the goalie of Team USA hockey. The reason: Geist had done an interview earlier this evening with a man who was claiming to be Miller. The interview caught the attention of friends and fellow NHL players when the fake Ryan Miller had predicted USA would win gold Sunday. Geist: First and foremost, Ryan, please accept our apology. It's a mistake that never should have happened. We misrepresented your name. We regret it deeply and I personally feel terrible about it. Miller: No problem. I...
  • Bring on Canada (OLYMPICS SPOILER ALERT)

    02/26/2010 1:06:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies · 885+ views
    SI ^ | February 26, 2010 | Allan Muir
    LIVE BLOG: Team USA 6, Finland 0 (2nd period)
  • Spoiler Alert (OLYMPIC HOCKEY SEMIS)

    02/26/2010 12:33:56 PM PST · by max americana · 33 replies · 1,284+ views
    liberal media-NBC | feb 26, 2010 | max
    Finland...sigh. bring on the canucks.
  • Olympic speed skating: Sven Kramer disqualified, gold goes to Lee (Heartbraking!)

    02/23/2010 7:00:37 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies · 2,822+ views ^ | 2/23/2010 | Staff
    RICHMOND, B.C. — Sven Kramer of the Netherlands as been sensationally disqualified in the men’s 10,000-metre final for straddling a pylon in a corner. The prohibitive favourite finished a 12 minutes 4.50 seconds to wipe out Korean Seung-Hoon Lee’s earlier Olympic record, but it was for naught. A disgusted Kramer threw his glasses into the infield when told by his coach that he’d been disqualified.
  • Golden couple: figure skater Evan Lysacek and gymnast Nastia Liukin

    02/23/2010 1:38:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies · 2,387+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2010 | Maggie Hendricks
    The Olympics' hottest couple is not one of the figure skating or ice dancing pairs. No, it's newly crowned figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek and the darling of the Beijing Olympics, Nastia Liukin, who has a gold medal of her own in all-around gymnastics. Lysacek, 24, spoke of their relationship to People magazine, and said that they met at the Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular in fall 2008, but hasn't confirmed that they are dating. Liukin, 20, was there to see Lysacek win his gold, and Lysacek was on hand to support Liukin when she competed in August at the...

    02/22/2010 9:20:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies · 2,183+ views
    February 22, 2010
  • Brian Rafalski scores 2, U.S. stuns Canada 5-3

    02/22/2010 8:15:37 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 44 replies · 1,090+ views
    VANCOUVER - The Americans didn’t believe in miracles. They just believed. And they pulled off the biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of an already mixed-up tournament. Brian Rafalski scored two goals, Ryan Miller held off a flurry of shots and the Americans quieted a raucous, pro-Canada crowd that came to cheer its dream team, only to see it upstaged by a bunch of unproven kids. One day short of the 30th anniversary of the country’s greatest hockey victory — the unfathomable win over the Soviet Union...
  • U.S. stuns Canada in Olympic men's hockey

    02/22/2010 2:30:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies · 1,218+ views ^ | February 22, 2010 | Amy Shipley
    VANCOUVER, B.C. -- When U.S. Olympic hockey player Jamie Langenbrunner scored in the final period Sunday night, a shot ricocheting off of his skate blade into the net, he just about jumped out of the arena with joy. This wasn't exactly a miracle on ice, but elements of it had become pretty difficult to believe. An underdog U.S. hockey team hadn't merely given a powerhouse Canadian team a fight in a roaring, red-decked arena. By night's end, it had enlarged its medal hopes and left an entire nation bruised. The Americans claimed their first Olympic victory in men's hockey over...
  • U-S-A stuns Canadians

    02/22/2010 2:03:51 AM PST · by South40 · 8 replies · 904+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/21/2010 | Mark Zeigler
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Local police took the unprecedented step of requesting that liquor stores in Vancouver halt sales early to curb public drunkenness ahead of the anticipated revelry from the U.S.-Canada showdown in men’s hockey. Maybe they should reconsider. Let folks drown their sorrows. About the only thing that remained warm and sunny in Vancouver was the weather after the U.S. men shocked the hosts 5-3 before 18,561 red-clad, flag-waving, face-painted fans at Canada Hockey Place, some of whom paid upward of $2,000 per seat to see the most eagerly awaited event of these Olympics. The U.S. victory...
  • Men’s Figure Skating 'In-Your-Face' Gender-Bending

    02/21/2010 7:32:10 PM PST · by TaraP · 42 replies · 2,665+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Feb 18th, 2010
    Hampstead, MD (February 18, 2010) - In his latest Catholic News Agency column, Louie Verrecchio says that even in his youth he recognized that there is something more to the Olympics “than just mere competition as the games always seem to communicate something far bigger.” Vancouver 2010 is no different according to Verrecchio, and “the message coming from the men’s figure skating competition is that ‘boys will be girls and girls will be boys,’ and if you buy into all the hype, it’s positively delightful!” “I have to tell you,” Verrecchio writes, “I for one am not even close to...
  • USA DEFEATS CANADA 5 - 3 !!!!!!!

    02/21/2010 6:59:34 PM PST · by airborne · 199 replies · 3,763+ views
  • Canadians showing their pride at Winter Games (UGLY AMERICAN ALERT)

    02/21/2010 8:51:19 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 63 replies · 1,788+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 20, 2010 | RICK MORRISSEY Sun-Times Columnist
    Loud and proud isn't the norm up north, but it's suiting our neighbors well VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Shane Koyczan sat partly hidden in a darkened restaurant booth, and it was probably better that way. Since his stirring spoken-word performance at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics, the poet has become a national celebrity. It's hard for him to walk down a street here without being stopped. ''We Are More,'' the poem he recited in front of a worldwide TV audience of 3 billion people, arrived at a time when Canadians are getting comfortable with the idea of saying...
  • (1980 Ice Miracle on Ice' docu) just in time for USA-Canada match..on PMSNBC

    02/21/2010 1:44:34 PM PST · by max americana · 33 replies · 616+ views
    ESPN-VANITY ^ | feb 21, 2010 | max
    There's a wicked Miracle On Ice video, 30 year anniversary on ESPN. Just in time for tonight's USA-Canada match in hockey.
  • (Vanity) Team USA just scored first goal.....

    02/21/2010 4:47:58 PM PST · by jakerobins · 154 replies · 3,064+ views
    USA USA...40 seconds in...USA just scored the first goal!!
  • Vancouver Winter Olympics Live Thread (Day 10)

    02/21/2010 10:46:48 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 33 replies · 977+ views
    NBC Sports | 2-21-10
    Sunday, Feb. 21 NBC Noon-6 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Russia vs. Czech Republic (LIVE); Men's Freestyle Skiing-Ski Cross Competition (LIVE); Men's Biathlon-15km Mass Start Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Two-Man Bobsled-Gold Medal Final. 7-11 p.m. — Figure Skating-Original Dance (LIVE); Women's Speed Skating-1500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Freestyle Skiing-Ski Cross Gold Medal Final; Men's Alpine Skiing-Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final; Two-Man Bobsled-Gold Medal Final. 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. — Women's Biathlon-12.5km Mass Start Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies. 12:35-4:35 a.m. — Primetime Replay. MSNBC Noon-3 p.m. — Women's Curling-USA vs. Canada (LIVE). 7-10 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Canada...
  • Olympic carbon offsets for dummies

    02/21/2010 3:12:29 AM PST · by Clive · 15 replies · 545+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2010-02-20 | (editorial)
    The problem with the political discussion about climate change these days is its "let's pretend" nature. Much like Environment Minister Jim Prentice was pretending this week that the $150,000 Canada is spending on carbon offsets will "help offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its Olympic Games." This led to incorrect media reports the Games will be carbon neutral. Sigh. In fact, the only way to eliminate the carbon footprint of the Olympics would be not to hold them. The $150,000 will be spent to offset an estimated 7,600 tonnes of emissions generated by government employees arising out of things...
  • Luge course has nasty reputation

    02/21/2010 3:30:31 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 19 replies · 832+ views
    National Post ^ | February 13, 2010 | Jason Botchford
    WHISTLER, B.C. - The design firm commissioned to build the Whistler Sliding Centre vowed to create the "most challenging" course ever made. It now promises to be the last of its kind. The International Olympic Committee is investigating how the course, originally designed for speeds of 137 km/h, allowed athletes to set world records of more than 153 km/h. Those speeds had athletes and officials questioning course safety leading up to the Games and yesterday's death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. "The track is too fast," Joseph Fendt, president of the World Luge Federation, told London's Daily Telegraph. "We had...
  • Lucky 7: Ohno most decorated US Winter Olympian

    02/21/2010 12:32:12 AM PST · by americanophile · 19 replies · 1,110+ views
    AP via Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 20, 2010 | Beth Harris
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Few thrills, no spills, just a slip in the corner that nearly cost Apolo Anton Ohno a place in history. Ohno's own mistake dropped him to last place with three laps remaining in the short-track 1,000-meter final Saturday night, trailing the South Koreans and two Canadian brothers. With the gold and silver out of reach, Ohno scooted furiously past Charles and Francois Hamelin to earn a bronze, making him the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian with seven career medals. "I really had to fight," he said. "I can't wait to watch the tape and see how...
  • Leprosy diagnosed oon Olympic security cruise ship

    02/20/2010 3:25:12 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 17 replies · 827+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | February 19, 2010 | Neal Hall
    VANCOUVER -- Health officials confirmed Friday a crew member has a case of leprosy aboard a cruise ship anchored in the city's harbour that houses police and Canadian Forces personnel providing security for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is curable and is not considered highly contagious, said provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall. He said the young crew member worked in the engine room and did not have contact with police or military. The crew member, who is not a Canadian citizen, was diagnosed Thursday and has received treatment, he said. "I think he's gone...
  • Vancouver Winter Olympics Live Thread (Day 9)

    02/20/2010 6:53:04 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 16 replies · 686+ views
    NBC Sports | 2-20-10
    NBC 1-6 p.m. — Women's Freestyle Skiing-Aerials Competition (LIVE); Ski Jumping-Individual: K-120 Large Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Cross Country-30km Pursuit Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 8-11:30 p.m. — Men's Short Track-1000 Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Speed Skating-1500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Two-Man Bobsled-Competition (LIVE); Women's Alpine Skiing-Super G Gold Medal Final. Midnight-1 a.m. — Women's Short Track-1500 Competition, Semifinal and Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies. 1-4:30 a.m. — Primetime Replay. MSNBC Noon-5:30 p.m. — Men's Curling-USA vs. Sweden (LIVE); Men's Ice Hockey-Switzerland vs. Norway (LIVE). 7:30-10 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Slovakia vs. Latvia (LIVE)....
  • 2010 Winter Olympics: Bode Miller's Record-Breaking Performance

    02/20/2010 2:58:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies · 765+ views ^ | February 19, 2010 | Ash Marshall
    Bode Miller continued to showcase his new-found maturity and competitive edge in Vancouver on Friday as he claimed the silver medal in the men’s super-G race. Miller, who added to the bronze he scooped in the downhill earlier in the week, gave the United States its seventh multiple medal performance of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. On a personal level, it made him America's most highly-decorated alpine skier of all time.
  • USA dominating Vancouver Olympics (USA leads medal count by 7)

    02/18/2010 9:52:45 PM PST · by jerry557 · 33 replies · 1,211+ views
    AP via Yahoo Sports ^ | 02/18/10 | Stephen Wilson
    VANCOUVER, B.C. - So far, so gold for the U.S. Olympic team. It looks like American snowboarder Nate Holland wasn't joking when he said U.S. athletes planned to "rent" the medals podium at the Vancouver Games - a verbal shot at Canada's multimillion-dollar "Own The Podium" program. After the first 5 1/2 days of competition on the snow and ice, the Americans are piling up medals of all colours and making a run at finishing the Olympics on Feb. 28 at the top of the heap for gold and total medals. "They are on fire," said Roger Jackson, who heads...
  • Vancouver Winter Olympics Live Thread (Day 7)

    02/18/2010 9:18:17 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 58 replies · 1,063+ views
    NBC Sports | 2-18-2010
    Thursday, Feb. 18 NBC 3-5 p.m. — Women's Snowboard-Halfpipe Competition (LIVE); Women's Biathlon-15km Individual Gold Medal Final. 8 p.m.-Midnight — Men's Figure Skating-Free Skate Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Snowboard-Halfpipe Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Halfpipe Semifinals; Women's Speed Skating-1000 Gold Medal Final. 12:35-2 a.m. — Men's and Women's Skeleton-Competition; Men's Biathlon-20km Individual Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies. 2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay. USA Noon-5:30 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Norway (LIVE); Men's Curling-USA vs. Denmark (LIVE). CNBC 5 p.m.-5 a.m.; Women's Curling-USA vs. Denmark (LIVE); Men's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE); Slovakia vs. Russia (LIVE); Women's Ice...
  • Winless American Men Curlers Lose on Last Rock

    02/18/2010 3:05:19 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 36 replies · 995+ views
    ABC NEWS/ESPN ^ | 02/18/10 | JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer
    The winless U.S. men's curlers lost a tough one again, beaten 7-6 by Denmark on Thursday in yet another extra end. Americans Jason Smith, left, and John Benton, sweep in a match against Denmark during round robin session 4 of men's curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) (AP)The Americans are 0-4 and will need to win their remaining five matches in the round-robin schedule to stand any chance of reaching the semifinals. "It hurts right now," U.S. lead John Benton said. "We're definitely on the way, way outside....
  • Olympic Alpine site may be for sale during games

    02/18/2010 1:29:53 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Forbes ^ | 2/18/2010 | JOJI SAKURAI
    At the height of its Olympic glory, Whistler - the ski resort hosting glamorous Alpine events at the Winter Games - may be headed for the auction block. It's owned by a New York hedge fund that is reportedly behind on a $524 million loan payment, the result of flagging resort business and plummeting property values. Creditors want their money back, and they're playing hardball - calling an auction to put Whistler and other property up for sale Friday, the same day Bode Miller is scheduled to compete for his second Olympic medal in the men's super-G. The backstory is...
  • 2010 Winter Olympic Medal Count & Round-Up for Day 6; US Leads with 5 Gold, 14 Overall

    02/17/2010 11:48:00 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies · 713+ views ^ | February 17, 2010 | Sherry Wight
    Day 6 of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games ended with the United States leapfrogging over previous single-day Olympic medal count leader Germany to re-take the top spot with 14 total medals. The US also leads the gold medal count with 5 total, thanks to day 6 first place finishes by Lindsey Vonn (women's downhill skiing), Shani Davis (men's speed skating 500 meter distance) and Shaun White (men's halfpipe). The day's action included seven event finals and the subsequent awarding of 21 more medals, bringing the total number of gold, silver and bronze medals awarded at the 2010 Winter Olympics to...
  • Vancouver Olympic Games Live Thread (Day 6)

    02/17/2010 9:26:25 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 38 replies · 1,113+ views
    NBC Sports | 2-17-10
    The Olympics medal count 2010 has increased today with Germany taking the lead over the U.S. and France. Germany has racked up 9 Olympic medals count at the 2010 Vancouver winter games followed by the United States closely behind with 8 medals. The Germany team has won three gold medals so far in five days of the Olympic games. Magdalena Neuner won two medals in the Biathlon with a silver in the Women's 7.5km Sprint and a gold medal for winning the Women's 10km pursuit Biathon event. In the luge, the men's gold went to the Germany team member Felix...
  • SPOILER ALERT ! Results in the 1,000 meter speedskating race

    02/17/2010 7:01:44 PM PST · by onona · 30 replies · 840+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02/17/2010 | Brian Hamilton
    RICHMOND, British Columbia -- Holding his arms high after a huge final lap, Chicago native Shani Davis became the first man to win two gold medals in the 1,000 meter speedskating race, crossing the line in 1:08.94 at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Wednesday night. Davis was running just fifth after 600 meters but turned on the jets to become the only participant in the race to break 1 minute 9 seconds. Thus Davis reprised his gold medal win from the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy. The U.S.'s Chad Hedrick authored a mild surprise with a bronze medal in...
  • NBC Responds to Olympic Complaints

    02/17/2010 3:52:54 PM PST · by Species8472 · 78 replies · 2,334+ views ^ | 2-17-10 | Dashiell Bennett
    NBC has heard your complaints, America, and they have a message for those who are whining about the dearth of live event coverage at the Winter Olympics: We don't really care. Other media outlets are picking up on the viewer outrage and doing their best to channel it toward the Peacock Network—and the network has been less than receptive. Seattle Times columnist Ron Judd has a rather amusing article (in a "you can't be serious" kind of way) about trying to set up an interview with Christopher McCloskey, NBC Universal's vice president for communications, who is based in Vancouver. He...
  • Man infatuated with U.S. VP breaches 2010 security

    02/17/2010 2:53:45 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 36 replies · 874+ views
    CTV News ^ | February 17, 2010 | Rob Brown
    A mentally ill man with a homemade security pass was able to get within metres of U.S. Vice President during a security breach at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, CTV News has learned. As dozens of police held back thousands of protestors outside of BC Place in Vancouver, a 48-year-old British Columbia man slipped past several layers of security inside the venue, said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bud Mercer, the head of the 2010 Integrated Security Unit (ISU). Mercer said the man's target was clear. "He had an infatuation with the US Vice President." Biden was seated...
  • [OLYMPIC SPOILER ALERT]: Results of women's downhill

    02/17/2010 12:43:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 3,323+ views
    Vonn Takes Gold In Women’s Downhill Despite aching shin, U.S. star blows away field VANCOUVER - Lindsey Vonn of the United States, battling a shin injury all week, persevered and won the gold medal in the women's downhill race at the Vancouver Olympics on Wednesday.
  • Devo returns with corporate satire (at the Winter Olympics)

    02/17/2010 12:15:26 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 53 replies · 975+ views
    CNN ^ | February 17, 2010 | Alan Duke
    ...Thirty-five years after the group's first album -- and two decades since its last -- Devo is back with new music and a look to replace their iconic energy dome hats. Devo will have a world stage for the debut when it performs Monday night, February 22, at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia... "When you think about 1980, if somebody would have showed you in a crystal ball 2010, you would have thought it was a bad joke," Casale said. "De-evolution happened and now everybody agrees. They don't think we're crazy. They know that it was true." Devo...
  • Vancouver Olympics Live Thread (Day 5)

    02/16/2010 6:43:44 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 31 replies · 777+ views
    Tuesday, Feb. 16 NBC 3-5 p.m. — Men's Biathlon-12.5km Pursuit Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Biathlon-10km Pursuit Gold Medal Final. 8 p.m.-Midnight — Men's Figure Skating-Short Program (LIVE); Women's Snowboard-Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final; Women's Speed Skating-500 Gold Medal Final; Men's Alpine Skiing-Super Combined Gold Medal Final. 12:35-2 a.m. — Women's Luge-Gold Medal Final; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies. 2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay. USA Noon-6 p.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE); Men's Curling-USA vs. Germany (LIVE). CNBC 5 p.m.-5 a.m. — Men's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Norway (LIVE); Russia vs. Latvia (LIVE) Women's Curling-USA vs. Japan (LIVE); Women's Ice Hockey-Finland...
  • Vancouver Olympic Games Live Thread (Day 4)

    02/15/2010 11:20:03 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 105 replies · 2,222+ views
    NBC Sports | 2-15-10
    Monday, Feb. 15 NBC 1-5 p.m. — Men's Snowboard-Snowboard Cross Competition (LIVE); Men's Cross Country-15km Individual Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Cross Country-10km Individual Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 8 p.m.-Midnight — Figure Skating-Pairs Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Speed Skating-500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Men's Snowboard-Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final. 12:35-2 a.m. — Women's Luge-Competition; Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies. 2-5 a.m. — Primetime Replay. MSNBC 5:30-8 p.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE). 3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Ice Hockey-Sweden vs. Slovakia. Let’s take a look at the current overall and gold medal count for the 2010 Winter Olympics before the...
  • 2010 Winter Olympics: The 25 Hottest Olympians To Watch For

    02/14/2010 9:59:47 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies · 3,593+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | 1/26/10 | Staff (no pun intended)
    The 2010 Winter Olympics are almost upon us. And while it may not get the same kind of hype as the Summer ones, they are still a blast to watch. And if skiing, snowboarding, and curling doesn't do it for you, maybe you'll be interested in the women who will be competing in those events. While many of them will be covered in bulky jackets, you can still tell that there are plenty of athletes that are undeniably hot. Here I'll introduce you to 25 of the hottest to watch out for when you're watching the Winter Olympics. Trust me,...
  • U.S. vice-president’s motorcade crashes, injuring former Olympians (here we go again)

    02/14/2010 10:36:38 PM PST · by llevrok · 30 replies · 1,083+ views
    VANCOUVER — Two former Olympians were injured when the United States vice-president’s motorcade was involved in a three-car collision on Sunday near Vancouver, RCMP said Sunday. Joe Biden’s vehicle was not involved in the crash and he arrived at his destination safely, RCMP officials said in a news release. The vice-president was in British Columbia to watch U.S. athletes compete in the 2010 Olympics. U.S. media identified the injured women as Peggy Fleming, an ice skating gold medallist in 1968, and Vonetta Flowers, who won a gold medal in bobsledding in 2002. Both were taken to hospital and released later...
  • No Gold For NBC

    02/14/2010 11:26:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 85 replies · 2,074+ views
    Forbes ^ | 2/12/2010 | Lacey Rose
    For a network in need of Olympic-size glory, the Vancouver games are proving more cliff hanger than slam dunk. Having shelled out a jaw-dropping sum to showcase the 17-day event, NBC parent General Electric had hoped for better. But with a hammered economy and an almost unconscionable $820 million rights fee it committed to seven years ago, the company is poised to lose some $250 million on its coverage of the 2010 games. After months –okay, years-- of poor ratings and even poorer press, NBC’ 835 hours of largely live Olympic competition were supposed to lift the network from the...
  • Biden's motorcade in minor accident

    02/14/2010 9:05:51 PM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 14 replies · 593+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | February 14, 2010 | Petti Fong
    VANCOUVER — The Integrated Security Unit is investigating whether an oil spill caused the collision of a motorcade Sunday carrying U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that sent former figure skating star Peggy Fleming to the hospital. Biden's motorcade was travelling to an Olympic venue but his car was not directly hit. The rear vehicle of the motorcade collided into a second car which was pushed into a third vehicle.