Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know about Canada from NBC Nightly News

2010 Winter Olympics Red Mittens

I scored not one, but two pairs of the prized red mittens that have become the signature accessory of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Word has it that another shipment will be arriving at the official Olympic Superstore in Vancouver, located at Hudson's Bay Company.

And there's no shortage of media in town; I was up there for two days, and the streets are crawling with reporters, bloggers, photographers and camera crews.

On NBC Nightly News, correspondent Kevin Tibbles did a fun piece: Don't blame Canada just for being decent (scroll down to find the video). And Tibbles should know, he's a Canadian. Here's Tibble's bio from NBC:
Before joining NBC News, Tibbles was a national correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where his coverage experience included the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.


Red mittens in Vancouver
Photo by Sue Frause