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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry View Post
    But are they getting enough snow in the mountains yet?
    To quote David Letterman, spectators are requested to bring their own snow to the events.

    They have it under control and we are assured all will go according to plan.

    That does suck about the lack of practice ability though.
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Just got a question for those that will be following this thread over the next few weeks...

    How do you guys want to deal with spoilers; reporting on the outcomes of the various competitions?

    When we had the Winter Olympics thread for Torino four years ago, we had something setup where we wouldn't report outcomes until the end of the day, but... Vancouver is in the Pacific Time Zone whereas Torino was in um, well over there in Europe. So, how do you guys want to deal with posting event outcomes? Just use the spoiler tags?



    I can put a note about it in the first post of the thread.

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    The nice this is most results will be LIVE as we are all in the same time zone give or take a few.

    The Big Events from the Downhill to Figure Skating to Hockey will be LIVE!!!

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Quote Originally Posted by PanTheMan View Post
    The nice this is most results will be LIVE as we are all in the same time zone give or take a few.
    Ya I think it will be ok to report the outcomes of the events as they happen as most of us are in the Pacific Time Zone.

    Here's a little bit of nostalgia from July 2, 2003 when Vancouver won the bid:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpSqv1jx-8M"]YouTube - IOC announces Vancouver wins 2010 Olympic Winter Games (CBC)[/ame]

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    Ya I think it will be ok to report the outcomes of the events as they happen as most of us are in the Pacific Time Zone.


    5 days to go!
    Will the West Coast NBC "prime time" feed be shown live, or three hours delayed, like usual? If it's the latter, you may still want spoilers for those events.
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Quote Originally Posted by Radiobarry View Post
    Will the West Coast NBC "prime time" feed be shown live, or three hours delayed, like usual? If it's the latter, you may still want spoilers for those events.
    hmm, I'm not sure how it will be with NBC. I'll try and find out over at the Gamesbids forum.

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Unhappily, better have the spoiler tags ready for the at least some of the events, for U.S. viewers on the West Coast.

    From an article in the Seattle Times:

    So when you see "ET/PT," rest assured that means that the East Coast, the Coast That Matters, will get the event live in prime time. The rest of you will get it in prime time, too. Delayed by three hours. Even though it happened in your own time zone.
    Got it? Good. Might as well get used to it, because you're going to get the same thing next month from Vancouver/Whistler. That's right: If you're thinking you'll be able to dial up, say, the men's downhill, live at 11 a.m. from Whistler, right in your own time zone, on NBC, you're a hopeless dreamer. Odds are you'll see it on the prime-time show, sometime after 7:30 p.m. About eight hours later. And a full three hours after all your buddies on the East Coast have already seen it, commented on Twitter, discussed it with their kids and watched it two or three more times on TiVo.
    And they do this why? Because it's what you want, NBC says. They've got market research to prove it. YOU want to watch major sports half a day old, because prime time is the only time you're capable of plunking down to watch. And yep, that includes weekends.
    As I recall from the 2008 Summer Olympics, most people on this board don't care about this matter.

    I think it's lousy, but I'm in the minority apparently.

    P.S. Thank goodness for the live coverage NBC will be providing on its cable networks of the "lesser" events, like hockey.
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    The Torch Relay will makes its way briefly into the US as well...
    On Tuesday morning the torch will cross briefly into the United States at the Peace Arch border crossing before continuing on its journey through Delta, New Westminster and Tsawwassen and Ladner, to finish the day in Richmond during an evening event at the official O-zone celebration site.
    Read more: CBC News - British Columbia - Olympic torch relay weaves through Metro Vancouver

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    The Governator will run with the torch as well:
    CTV Olympics - Schwarzenegger, Buble to carry torch



    Here is the list of the last bunch of celebrity torch bearers for the last two days of the relay (from http://2010vanfan.ca/2010/02/08/4-da...-torchbearers/):

    Day 104 - 10-Feb-10:
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    JULIE PAYETTE, Canadian astronaut
    Torchbearer 112 at 18h07
    Running in North Vancouver

    Day 105 - 11-Feb-10:
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    JANN ARDEN, award winning singer/songwriter
    Torchbearer 174 at 15h17
    Running at BC Children's Hospital

    RICHARD BRODEUR, professional hockey player - Vancouver Canucks Alumni
    Torchbearer 244 at 19h04
    Running in Vancouver

    MICHEAL BUBLE, award-winning singer/songwriter
    Torchbearer 261 at 19h53
    Running in Vancouver

    Day 106 - 12-Feb-10:
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    ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, actor, Governor, State of California
    Torchbearer 018 at 07h03
    Running in Stanley Park

    SEB COE, Olympian, Chair London 2012 Organizing Committee
    Torchbearer 019 at 07h08
    Running in Stanley Park

    ROLLY FOX, father of Canadian cancer hero Terry Fox
    Torchbearer 034 at 08h00
    Running near English Bay

    WALTER GRETZKY, father of Canadian hockey star Wayne Gretzky
    Torchbearer 041 at 08h20
    Running in Vancouver

    DMITRY CHERNYSHENKO, President, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee
    Torchbearer 044 at 08h34
    Running in Vancouver

    GARETH REES, professional rugby player
    Torchbearer 105 at 11h51
    Running in Vancouver

    STAN SMYL, professional hockey player, Vancouver Canucks alumni
    Torchbearer 106 at 11h53
    Running in Vancouver

    BOB LENARDUZZI, professional soccer player, Vancouver Whitecaps alumni
    Torchbearer 117 at 12:23
    Running in Vancouver

    LUIS PASSAGLIA, professional football player, BC Lions alumni
    Torchbearer 118 at 12h26
    Running in Vancouver
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Is it unusual to have an American carry the torch, as Schwarzenegger is, in Canada?

    Especially in Vancouver? It would make more sense for him to carry it at the border, as a symbol of the relationship between Canada and the USA.

    Nothing against him or an American participating in general, just kind of curious.
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Quote Originally Posted by BC_DisneyGeek View Post
    Is it unusual to have an American carry the torch, as Schwarzenegger is, in Canada?

    Especially in Vancouver? It would make more sense for him to carry it at the border, as a symbol of the relationship between Canada and the USA.

    Nothing against him or an American participating in general, just kind of curious.
    I bet ya Gordo had something to do with it. If you look at the list, there's some people from the Sochi crew running with the torch as well.

    The relay isn't just for Canadians. Anyone from any country can run with it. I believe I read on the Gamesbids boards a few people from Canada and the US signed up for the Athens torch relay and ran with it back in 2004.

    If Walter Gretzky is on the list, I wonder if that means Wayne is going to light the cauldron in BC Place? He got us gold in Salt Lake, but let us down in Torino. I wonder who's going to light the cauldron?

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    Well I am on the East Coast, and I will gladly include spoiler tags
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    For the guys: US women's ski team heats up Whistler, from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
    CTV British Columbia | News Photo Gallery - US Ski Team heats up Whistler

    With the Sea-to-Sky highway closed to general traffic, I wonder how I can sneak up there to catch a glimpse? I guess I could take the Duffy Lake road to Pemberton...

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    What is Arnie doing running the Torch? Did they run out of Canadians already?

    next thing you know people will actually act shocked with Gretzky lights the cauldron in Vancouver Friday night...
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics -Feb 12-Feb 28, 2010-

    This isn't good news.

    From the article to be seen on yahoo sports -

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—Lindsey Vonn took a deep breath, and her words trickled forth slowly, as she began to discuss the badly bruised and swollen right shin she fears could force her out of an Olympics many predicted would become her personal showcase. Indeed, almost anyone with any interest in the Vancouver Games—fans and competitors, yes, but also Vonn’s sponsors and NBC—must have been taken aback Wednesday when the U.S. star said: “I’m sitting here today questioning whether, you know, I’ll be even able to ski.”
    Vonn revealed the injury publicly two days before the opening ceremony, and about a week after hurting herself during a slalom training run in Austria, cutting short her preparation.
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