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In between public tapings, Steven Colbert made an almost secret visit to Vancouver's Olympic Pride House on Thursday night. In front of two dozen people, he bantered with the director of the centre.
Samoa's war between the Likeables and the Insufferables continues. It may not be getting as much international attention the Olympics, but at least in Samoa, the contestants are stripped down.
The rumor mill in Vancouver is a malicious blend of possibility and imagination. All the previous information we'd heard before getting there was wrong.
It was a night humming with hope for a new era in which Toronto takes the world stage. "It's not enough to have the steak", said McKenna, "you have to have the sizzle...Toronto needs to get its swagger back!"
Perhaps NBC was merely aiming to stage a dramatic showdown between the American favorite Evan Lysacek and the steely Russian renegade. Drama, after all, is the lifeblood of the Olympics.
Many American television viewers are complaining -- as well they should -- about how NBC shows major events from the Winter Olympics on tape, hours after their conclusion.
Are you watching the winter Olympics? Well, don't forget these companion iPhone apps that will help you get the scoop on what events are happening and...
The sad reality is that 2 of the 3 amazing Olympians will be afforded many opportunities to parlay their glory into millions of dollars and one will fade back into obscurity and a 9 to 5.
I came out of the closet ten years ago and have never felt a sense of homophobia directed toward me, individually. I chalk that up to my willingness to sit down with anyone and have a candid discussion about our differences and fears. My philosophy was put to the test this evening.
Now and again you're reminded of your Canadian heritage, achievements, belonging, and pride. This brings me to my native city of Vancouver, the home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
For now, part of curling's appeal to mainstream American fans appears to be its image of unfamiliarity, but USA Curling is trying to change that.
It seems each successive Olympic Games raise the green stakes for cities and there is now an open competition to claim the gold medal for the "greenest games ever."
Curling rules have always eluded me and the action, when compared to moguls skiing or short tracking speed skating, was glacial at best.
The Olympics have been front-page news in Vancouver for seven years, so returning to the real world comes as a pretty big shock. There are people who -- gasp -- don't care about the Olympics?
While there may be widespread support for cleansing sport of doping, we should consider why we spend time prohibiting performance enhancement when we ask athletes to break the known limits of human capability.