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The Torch is Nigh! – Olympic Outsider #12


The Torch is Nigh! – Olympic Outsider #12

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Examining Main and Hastings – Olympic Outsider #11



Examining Main and Hastings – Olympic Outsider #11

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On the Ground in Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #10


On the Ground in Vancouver – Olympic Outsider #10

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The Duff Man! – Laughs with Superhero Skeleton-ist ~ Olympic Outsider podcast #8


Torino 2006 Skeleton Gold Medalist athlete Duff Gibson chats with Olympic Outsider host Dave Thorvald about having a beer named after him, life as a Calgary fireman, being Canada’s (and the world’s) oldest gold medalist, training for technical and speed courses, the Whistler track, athletic challenges and the future of the sport at an Olympic rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery in May 2006.

Download: The Duff Man! – Laughs with Superhero Skeleton-ist Duff Gibson
Olympic Outsider podcast #8 (.mp3, 8MB, 9:53)

duff gibson - gold medalist by uncleweed

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Oslo Olympic Flag Ceremony with Governor General ~ Olympic Outsider podcast #7


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)

Olso Flag Ceremony

Photo by Dave O – more on Olympic Flag Reception at City Hall photoset

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Wrapping Up Torino 2006, Part 1 ~ Olympic Outsider podcast #5


Host Dave Thorvald with Dan Funboy and buddy Lance wrap up the performances of Torino 2006 with emphasis on Team Canada’s athletes. Topics include notable Men’s and Women’s performances in Luge, Skeleton, Bobsled, Curling, Short-Track Speedskating, Long-track Speedskating, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Biathlon, Freestyle Skiing, and Snowboarding.  Plus banter on doping measures, police raids, sportsmanship, new sports, and herbal remedies.

Download: Wrapping Up Torino 2006, Part 1
Olympic Outsider # 5 (.mp3, 38:18, )

Photo by Scales on Flickr, art’ed up by authour

Alt version: Olympic Outsider Episode 5 – Wrapping Up XX Part 1 (.m4a) enhanced with ‘chapters’ for your listening convenience.

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