Mark on February 27th, 2010

Barring two upsets — Norway in curling and the U.S. in hockey — it appears as though Canada will finish the 2010 Winter Olympics not only with the most gold medals, but with the most gold medals ever won by a country at a winter Olympics. Good for us. That’s a helluva an accomplishment and […]

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Mark on February 19th, 2010

          All photos shot with Canon G10; converted to grayscale in Aperture.

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Mark on December 22nd, 2009

One of the latest boondoggles related to the Vancouver Winter Olympic was Vanoc’s treatment of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Basically, the VSO refused to play for the 2010 opening ceremonies after it was asked to record its performance, have only some of its members actually on stage (augmented by other musicians) and with a different […]

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Mark on November 23rd, 2009

According to the CTV News, the City of Vancouver, which is cutting its spending, will shell out $300,000 for Olympic tickets, and the provincial government, also cutting, is spending $1 million on tickets. And one federal government ministry has spent $447,000 on tickets. These are three of the many governing bodies in the province and […]

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Mark on November 19th, 2009

With the Winter Olympics on their way to Vancouver and Whistler next February, we are being inundated with feel-good stories about the coming of the games. Fair enough. The Olympics are a big deal and there is plenty to feel good about. But there are some stories that I would like to read that I […]

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Mark on March 25th, 2008

Some nice folks from the Vancouver Olympic organizing committee came by the classroom today, to pitch first-year students on the idea of volunteering to work with press centre when the Winter Olympics are held here in 2010. The response from the students to the pitch — a chance to cover Olympic events and offer press […]

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