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  • The Sea to Sky Climb on the Rocky Mountaineer

    05/13/2010 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 13th May 2010 | Claire Newell
    Enjoy breathtaking scenery without the winding roads and gnarled trafficOn a sunny and clear day, is there any scenery in the world more breathtaking than the towering mountains and sparkling waters that surround you as you travel up the Sea to Sky Highway? However, throw in bumper-to-bumper traffic and unexpected delays and the journey can be less than relaxing. Well, what if you could slow down and really enjoy that beautiful scenery without the worry of the car in front or behind you and the twists and turns of the highway? What if you could actually relax and make the...
  • 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.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 21-27, 2010: Black Tusk

    03/25/2010 9:15:53 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 516+ views
    While watching the Winter Olympics, you might have seen a prominent crag near the Whistler Ski Area. It took exhaustive searching for me to finally figure out that this peak is called "Black Tusk". If you knew that, very good! Below are some pictures of it. Click for full-size: Click for full-size: Click for full-size: Click for full-size:
  • 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.

    02/28/2010 9:56:16 PM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 291+ views "PARALYMPIC GAMES: VANCOUVER 2010 WINTER PARALYMPICS" "With Glowing Hearts March 12-21, 2010
  • What Do You Do after Winning a Gold Medal?

    02/28/2010 9:28:08 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/01/10
    What Do You Do after Winning a Gold Medal? Figure skating gold medalist, Kim Yuna, playing with her digital camera and trying out cardboard moose antlers.
  • 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
  • Anti-Olympic activists, hockey fans trade chants at final protest march

    02/28/2010 5:34:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 32 replies · 838+ views ^ | Sunday, February 28, 2010 | Steve Mertl
    VANCOUVER - Demonstrators were drowned out by hockey fans Sunday as anti-Olympic activists made one last protest march through downtown Vancouver on the final day of the Games. While Canada battled the United States on the ice, between 150 and 200 protesters staged their own farewell in the hours before the closing ceremonies at nearby B.C. Place stadium.... But the protesters couldn't escape heckling from flag-draped hockey fans passing by and red jersey-wearing game watchers in nearby bars. Some of them, beer in hand, spilled onto the street to taunt the marchers as bicycle police stood between them. It turned...
  • Vancouver: Mutton Dressed as Lamb

    02/26/2010 4:23:10 AM PST · by Loyalist · 13 replies · 699+ views
    Pravda Online ^ | February 26, 2010 | Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
    We all knew it weeks before the game started, with accusations about doping being levelled at Russian athletes, and we all saw it on day one of the games, with the death of a Georgian athlete on a corner which miraculously was elevated the following day. Vancouver is not fit to hold the Winter Olympics. Far from being a question of sour grapes, Russian commentators were already expressing their reservations as to the integrity of the Vancouver Lobby being able to host the Olympic Games weeks before the start. After all the IOC was starting to fire off in all...
  • A $1 Billion Hangover From an Olympic Party

    02/25/2010 3:37:04 AM PST · by ricks_place · 11 replies · 996+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2010 | IAN AUSTEN
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Josie Lombardi came downtown this week for a taste of the Olympics accompanied by a friend rather than her husband, because he is on an Olympics boycott. She was thrilled to see the Olympic caldron up close, she said, but after being told she would have to wait five hours to see an exhibit of Olympic medals, Mrs. Lombardi began to think her husband might have a point. “O.K., are the Olympics worth it?” Mrs. Lombardi said while stopping for lunch at Murchie’s, a venerable tea and coffee shop. “I don’t want to be too negative...
  • Cork the Whine

    02/20/2010 1:39:14 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 200+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 20, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Without question the most unnecessary, petty, and perhaps most childish of all is the whining coming from within Canada regarding the supposed lack of French at the opening ceremonies. (The French bitching about their asses not being kissed enough? Again, who would have thought it?)
  • Ohno becomes most reviled athlete in South Korea

    02/19/2010 11:22:13 AM PST · by ScottMerge · 31 replies · 1,631+ views
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Apolo Anton Ohno may be feted at home for his Olympic feats, but he's better known in South Korea as the "king of fouls." The American short-track speedskater, who goes up against the South Koreans again when he races for a historic seventh Winter Olympics medal on Saturday, may well be the athlete South Koreans hate the most. One company once sold toilet paper emblazoned with Ohno's face: Ohno joyfully winning the gold, Ohno kissing his medal, Ohno laughing. One video game features an Ohno character you can shoot in the head, and to call...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Romney threatened on flight out of Vancouver

    02/15/2010 7:05:09 PM PST · by KansasCanadian · 92 replies · 2,729+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | Jane Taber
    Republican politician Mitt Romney was physically threatened by a violent passenger on an Air Canada flight leaving Vancouver this morning.
  • 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...