Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

2010 Olympic Games

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Well, I was going to say that it is that time of year again but that is not true, it is that time of by-year…. The Olympics start today.
Canada is hosting the 2010 Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games (21st Winter Olympics) in Vancouver. The last time the Olympics were in Canada was 1988, in Calgary. Montreal hosted the summer games in 1976 which makes a total of three times the Olympics have been held in Canada.
There is all sorts of new technology at these games. Everything from live video feeds of the entire torch relay, massive telecommunications infrastructure, everything is wired (even the temperature in the fridges) to the fact that every second of every event will be broadcast.
Most Canadians are excited about the games, it is a time for the country to put its best foot forward and show the world what it can do.
Of course, there is talk about the weather and how it is going to affect the events but it is not going to affect the opening ceremonies as they are going to be held inside. The first time that this is being done.
The big question right now is who is going to light the caldron. We’ll find out shortly.
Good luck to all.

Canada Wins

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The World Junior Hockey Championship is over for another year. Canada wins gold (for the fifth year in a row), Sweden wins Silver and Russia gets the bronze.


See more pictures here.

World Junior Hockey

Friday, December 19th, 2008

The World Junior Hockey Championships start on Boxing Day (26-Dec-2008). There are ten countries competing with each other for the gold, silver and bronze medals. There’s a lot of hockey games to be played over the 10 days of the tournament. This series gets a lot of hype when it’s on and key games are sold out well in advance.