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

2 comments:

LDUTheCoach said...

With Canada’s opportunity to win gold on home soul for the first time ever is very important, Canadians will not need to wait until either Hockey team plays in the gold medal game in order to see that gold. Medal hopefuls in the early days such as Jennifer Heil, Manny Osborne-Paradis, Charles Hamelin, Kristina Groves and Alexandre Dilobeau to name a few will lead Canada off to a strong start and give much needed momentum to athletes competing later on in the games. Once the pressure of the first gold medal has been relieved… I expect Canada will take off and come the end of Vancouver 2010, will be atop the medal standings will Germany and the United States of America.

As the games move along, you can find out daily who to watch for and what Canadians are medal hopefuls in what events (so you aren’t stuck flipping back and forth between Canadian and American coverage trying to find out what event you should be watching and who to look out for) @ http://www.lionsdenu.com/category/sports/thecoachs-vancouver-2010-olympic-guide-to-canadian-gold/

Best of luck to all Canadians athletes… regardless of your outcome, you will all make a nation proud.

At Lions Den U, We Believe…

Regards,
TheCoach

LDUTheCoach said...

With Canada’s opportunity to win gold on home soul for the first time ever is very important, Canadians will not need to wait until either Hockey team plays in the gold medal game in order to see that gold. Medal hopefuls in the early days such as Jennifer Heil, Manny Osborne-Paradis, Charles Hamelin, Kristina Groves and Alexandre Dilobeau to name a few will lead Canada off to a strong start and give much needed momentum to athletes competing later on in the games. Once the pressure of the first gold medal has been relieved… I expect Canada will take off and come the end of Vancouver 2010, will be atop the medal standings will Germany and the United States of America.

As the games move along, you can find out daily who to watch for and what Canadians are medal hopefuls in what events (so you aren’t stuck flipping back and forth between Canadian and American coverage trying to find out what event you should be watching and who to look out for) @ http://www.lionsdenu.com/category/sports/thecoachs-vancouver-2010-olympic-guide-to-canadian-gold/

Best of luck to all Canadians athletes… regardless of your outcome, you will all make a nation proud.

At Lions Den U, We Believe…

Regards,
TheCoach

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