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Just another Olympic blog posting

February 15th, 2010
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I’m at home watching the Olympics on CTV. Canada and Japan are racing in long track speed skating, the 500m so the shortest distance. Canada must do well in this as I don’t think it is live. The Japanese guy won. “Nip-pon, Nip-pon!” Canada is doing well enough, but if the men’s hockey team does not do well, there will be questions asked for years.

Today there was another staged protest. This one put on by DERA and Pivot. I happened to walk by it twice today already. Now it is Russia VS Korea, these are some fast skaters, some big thighs. I really wanted to see short track but I didn’t get any tickets in the lottery and didn’t want to pay the piper after the fact, so it is TV for me. Jeremy Wotherspoon ended up finishing 7th. The old guard for Canada hasn’t been doing well at the track in Richmond so far.

I have a few pictures and a few more links:

Korea won the race with Japan getting the two other medals, that is a big rivalry in East Asia. No idea why China doesn’t do better at this event, China and Korea do very well at short track… And China was winning pairs figure skating… Now for photos:

DTES Protest Press Conference

Police look on

Chinese New Year continues


  • Dean

    The Canadian women did well at the 3000m long track. Despite the hype about Wotherspoon, he was never really expected to medal this time around. Shame really, but not surprising.

  • I said in the pub on Saturday, the men always disappoint and it is the women who carry Canada's team. Cindy Klassen seemed to peter out, the winning men in the sprint were really fast, the Koreans really wanted to beat the Japanese pair. Figure skating was also emotional with the Chinese doing so well, especially after everyone fell before them it seemed. My coworker was at that event, apparently sandwiches were 20 dollars!

    Canada men's hockey team plays tonight I turned down a chance to go to that game, I just don't have the money, but now I have some regret. We're planning on watching it all together at the On the Edge Pub most likely. Will our Australian coworker suddenly has an interest in all things ice. ;-)

    Thanks for commenting.

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