Canada’s Governor-General, Michaëlle Jean (a Haitian refuge who immigrated to Quebec as a child), and Vancouver Mayor Mayor Sam Sullivan were on hand – along with a phalanx of officers of everykind – to reveal the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympic flag. I headed out from North Vancouver via transit to attend and watch the pagaentry. After stealthing into the media event, I asked VANOC CEO John Furlong a few questions on a snowy Vancouver morning.
Download: Oslo Olympic Flag Ceremony with Governor General
Olympic Outsider podcast (.mp3, 19:00 8MB)
Photo by Dave O – more on Olympic Flag Reception at City Hall photoset