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The Olympic Spirit Project

The Olympic Spirit Project

The goal of the Olympic Spirit Project is to capture images illustrating the Olympic Spirit through the eyes of different cultures from around the globe, in Sochi during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

SochiAccess2014.com

SochiAccess2014.com

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2010 Singapore Youth Olympics Official Theme Song

“Everyone – Official Theme Song of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Sung by Jessica Mauboy, Steve Appleton, Jody Williams, Tabitha Nauser & Sean Kingston. The music video for “Everyone” was shot entirely in Singapore. The singers were filmed performing the inspiring tune against iconic Singapore backdrop/landmarks like the city skyline, Singapore Flyer, Marina Barrage, [...]

Win Tickets to the Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Win Tickets to the Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Robert Scales of VancouverAccess2010.com recently approached me to see if I could help run a contest to give away his tickets to the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. Wanting to do more than simply hold a draw, Robert had the fantastic idea to also raise funds for the BC Wheelchair Sports Association. We only [...]

Sourtoe Cocktail Anyone?

Sourtoe Cocktail Anyone?

I was very fortunate to be invited by Yukon Tourism on a trip to Whitehorse during the Olympic Games on February 20th, 2010. It was an absolutely amazing day! We left Vancouver on an 8:30am flight, spent the day in and around Whitehorse and were back in Vancouver just after midnight the same day. Awesome! [...]

Labonte Named Flag Bearer for Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

Labonte Named Flag Bearer for Canada at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) today announced that sledge hockey captain Jean Labonté has been selected as flag bearer for Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. “Jean has demonstrated throughout his career the determination, athletic excellence, and strong character that embodies the Paralympic spirit,” said Blair McIntosh, chef [...]

Canada Wins Hockey GOLD!

Canada Wins Hockey GOLD!

My view of the win from Robson Square…a perfect close to an amazing Winter Olympic Games for me.

Canada Vs United States at the Molson Canadian Hockey House with Ron Flatter

Canada Vs United States at the Molson Canadian Hockey House with Ron Flatter

The amazing team at Molson has done an amazing job in creating a great space for Hockey and Olympic fans to enjoy hockey at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. In their partnership with with Canada and the IHF. They have been able to provide a comfortable, safe space for players and their family to have [...]

Coca-Cola Live Positively Awards, Vancouver 2010

Coca-Cola Live Positively Awards, Vancouver 2010

This past Tuesday I was invited to attend the Coca-Cola Live Positively Awards, held during the 2010 Olympic Games at the BC Media Center in Vancouver. “Live Positively” represents The Coca-Cola Company‘s philosophical approach to building sustainable communities through initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where [...]

House of Switzerland Canada 2010 Hosts Online Charity Auction

House of Switzerland Canada 2010 Hosts Online Charity Auction

Vancouver residents are welcoming the world by sharing their hometown’s beautiful landscape and resources with an estimated 2.3 million athletes, officials, international visitors, media, and spectators. The House of Switzerland Canada 2010 will show its appreciation to the City of Vancouver by hosting a charity auction on its website in support of Streetohome, a partnership [...]

A 10 Day Summary…

A 10 Day Summary…

I’ve been quite fortunate in getting tickets to Olympic events here at the Vancouver 2010 Games! I’ve been lucky enough to acquire tickets to several events, all at face value. Events I’ve seen include speed skating at the Olympic Oval, men’s hockey at Canada Hockey Place, and women’s hockey at Thunderbird Stadium at UBC. I’ve [...]

Reflection on my first Week at the 2010 Winter Games

Reflection on my first Week at the 2010 Winter Games

Amazing first week at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Here’s some of the Highlights of my first week at 2010 Olympics… Watching the Olympic flame Downtown… Hours before the Opening Ceremony. It was amazing to see the flame change hands as it was zig zagging through the streets of our host city on its last [...]

Alex’s Gold Medal Celebration

Alex’s Gold Medal Celebration

Yesterday was Quebec day at the 2010 Olympics and what could be more fitting than having someone from Quebec win the FIRST gold medal on Canadian soil and the 1st gold medal of the 2010 games for Canada! Canada’s Golden Boy Congratulation Alexandre Bilodeau for being the champion that you are! Congrats Canada for being [...]

Tom Cochrane at Molson Canadian House

Tom Cochrane at Molson Canadian House

Above is a little peak at what the Molson Canadian House has to offer! The Molson Canadian House is a great venue to visit. Located at Concord Place near Quebec House, Ontario Pavillion and Saskatchewan House. Molson has put together quite an experience for the 2010 Olympics. Last night Tom Cochrane rocked the house and [...]

Alexandre Bilodeau Press Conference

Alexandre Bilodeau Press Conference

After winning the first Canadian gold medal on home turf freestyle moguls skier Alex Bilodeau had a press conference this morning which I sat in on at the BC International Media Centre. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr / 2010.JohnBiehler.com The very humble Bilodeau replied in both French and English, offering much praise to the [...]

PHOTO ESSAY: Canada Welcomes The World to The Vancouver 2010 Olympics

PHOTO ESSAY: Canada Welcomes The World to The Vancouver 2010 Olympics

This is the 2nd of several Vancouver 2010 Olympics photoessays created by Kris Krüg. Vancouver is filled with energy now that 2010 Winter Olympic Games has officially started. The last week has been filled with the excited fervor of the last month and anticipation of the upcoming weeks. Here is a photographic look into the last week [...]

The Olympic Storm Hits Vancouver

The Olympic Storm Hits Vancouver

For the past years, people from Canada and the world have been anticipating the 2010 Winter Games. While the IOC and VANOC busted their buns around the clock getting ready to host the party, the rest of us continued with our daily lives. Meanwhile an army of athletes, volunteers, and officials are dedicating their lives [...]

Olympic Torch Relay – Day 106 – Downtown Vancouver

Olympic Torch Relay – Day 106 – Downtown Vancouver

Today is the last day of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. I had the pleasure seeing the torch up close and being passed on right in front of me, along side so many Vancouverites and Olympic fans.. “The Olympic Flame has a sacred history and symbolizes the principles of peace, brotherhood and friendship,” notes [...]



Nardwuar and the Olympics

23 February 2010

The BC Media Centre hosts a lot of press conferences. One highlight of many of them is long time Vancouver favorite, Nardwuar the Human Serviette asking questions of various people on stage. First he asked Governor Arnold Swartzenegger about his previous vinyl efforts: then today, he asked Canadian Ice Dance Gold Medalists Scott Moir & [...]

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A Tourist’s Perspective on the Vancouver Games

A Tourist’s Perspective on the Vancouver Games

19 February 2010

Yesterday was my first day at the Olympics and it was amazing!  Vancouver is a beautiful host city and the BC Tourism Board http://www.hellobc.com has done an excellent job promoting the city and its gorgeous scenery. The day started out with a photo walk around downtown taking pictures of the Olympic flame, then down to [...]

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Intrepid Olympic Documentation w/ John Biehler – Olympic Outsider #15

18 February 2010

Intrepid Olympic Documentation – Olympic Outsider #15 More John Biehler: Flickr Twitter Web

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Exploring Latvian Poets, Flags and Presidents in Vancouver

18 February 2010

Over the past 8 years since attending 2002 Olympic Winter Games in SLC, I’ve spoke to groups at colleges, bars and conferences about the difference between seeing the Olympics on TV and “on the ground.” My examples most always include the first-ever Nepali Winter Olympian (a x-country skiier) and the passion of the Latvian hockey fans [...]

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Hockey talk from the Winter Club – Olympic Outsider #14

18 February 2010

Hockey talk from the Winter Club – Olympic Outsider #14

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AdHack Photowalk February 18th

17 February 2010

AdHack is hosting a 2nd photowalk to shoot Olympic advertising (preferably the un-official kind) tomorrow, February 18th @ 3pm, meeting at Stadium Skytrain station, to help get some photos for our contest at http://olympicadawards.com. After the photowalk, it’s beers at the On the Edge pub to watch Canada vs. Switzerland men’s hockey. Here is the [...]

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Recapping Olympic Hospitality and Reaction – Olympic Outsider #13

17 February 2010

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Vancouver’s Olympics ~ Creating the People’s History of 2010

14 February 2010

{note: Originally appeared in Vancouver Observer as Creating the People’s History of 2010: Accredit Yourself and Start Reporting, Partying, and Schmoozing with the World} “You know it’s gonna get stranger, so let’s get on with the show” Shakedown Street, Grateful Dead Ours to Document How are you spending your Olympics? No matter how you roll, whether [...]

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