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#1591 trek

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:21 AM

Uploaded the final "I Believe" Montage and comments from Brian Williams like from our Games.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:05 AM

That Vancouver video made me tear up a little bit, so awesome. I'm really glad I bought the DVD set, I'll probably be re-watching some of those moments in the next few days. :P

As for these Olympics, I'm just sad they're over. In a way, it's kind of cool that Canada's not a major player in the summer Olympics, it gives you a chance to just appreciate sport and athletics without nationalism getting in the way. We were all cheering for Michael Phelps to break the record for most Olympic medals and for Usain Bolt to become the first to repeat as 100 m and 200 m champion in consecutive Olympics, and I think many of us were cheering for team GB even though they're not OUR athletes. As far as Canadians go, I think some of the best moments didn't involve medals at all. How about the women's gymnastics team not only qualifying for the final, but finishing 5th, well ahead of expectations. Or Ian Millar competing in his 10th Olympic games, or Clara Hughes coming back to compete at the summer Olympics at age 39. I'll even add the 100 m relay team in here. No they didn't get the bronze, but they were the 3rd fastest team after coming in ranked 11th. It may take awhile for the sting to go away but I hope in time they can take pride in that fact.

I hope there's no talk of a disappointing medal count. I for one am not disappointed. I think regardless of placement our Canadian athletes did us proud with their determination, sportsmanship and grace in victory and defeat. They gave their best, and I think that's all we can expect. Congratulations to all of Canada's summer athletes and we'll see you all in 2016!!
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:23 AM

That Vancouver video made me tear up a little bit, so awesome. I'm really glad I bought the DVD set, I'll probably be re-watching some of those moments in the next few days. :P

As for these Olympics, I'm just sad they're over. In a way, it's kind of cool that Canada's not a major player in the summer Olympics, it gives you a chance to just appreciate sport and athletics without nationalism getting in the way. We were all cheering for Michael Phelps to break the record for most Olympic medals and for Usain Bolt to become the first to repeat as 100 m and 200 m champion in consecutive Olympics, and I think many of us were cheering for team GB even though they're not OUR athletes. As far as Canadians go, I think some of the best moments didn't involve medals at all. How about the women's gymnastics team not only qualifying for the final, but finishing 5th, well ahead of expectations. Or Ian Millar competing in his 10th Olympic games, or Clara Hughes coming back to compete at the summer Olympics at age 39. I'll even add the 100 m relay team in here. No they didn't get the bronze, but they were the 3rd fastest team after coming in ranked 11th. It may take awhile for the sting to go away but I hope in time they can take pride in that fact.

I hope there's no talk of a disappointing medal count. I for one am not disappointed. I think regardless of placement our Canadian athletes did us proud with their determination, sportsmanship and grace in victory and defeat. They gave their best, and I think that's all we can expect. Congratulations to all of Canada's summer athletes and we'll see you all in 2016!!


I wasn't cheering for Phelps. I think that the US has enough medals and I really didn't want to see them get any more.

Also, 2014 comes first. Heres to Sochi, Russia and us rocking it in someone else's backyard.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:05 PM

Those videos are fantastic Trek, thanks!
The Vancouver one was a lot more positive and celebratory whereas in the London one they included a lot of heartbreaking moments too. My favourite parts are the ones with Pistorious, the female runner in the headscarf, the expression on Serena Williams's face when she won, and of course the women's soccer team.

Speaking of the women's soccer team, it looks like hundreds of fans and media are at YVR waiting to welcome them home. That is so good to hear. Way to go Vancouverites!
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

wow they are already over.

my favorite part was... Micheal Phelps

the greatest Olympian ever. I really do wish he returns in Rio.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:24 PM

The Vancouver 2010 video just gave me chills.

Only reminds me of one of the best two week periods of my life.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

live on global right now

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

live on global right now

Thanks for the heads up. They look truly stunned. So humble that even after making history, they didn't expect to arrive home to any fanfare. I'm so proud of Vancouverites for making sure they got the homecoming they deserved

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:58 PM

*more tears* :)
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

I woke up in the morning, thinking the Olympics are on,turned my tv on to see......Poker.....its like taking a arrow to the knee

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

I woke up in the morning, thinking the Olympics are on,turned my tv on to see......Poker.....its like taking a arrow to the knee


I KNOW ME TOO.......so sad....:(

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:45 PM

Anyone have a stream of the closing ceremony? Can't seem to find one



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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

Well, looks like we have our first 'official' doped medal winner of the London Games. Belarus' gold medalist in women's shot put tested positive for steroids. That means that the re-assigned medals in the shot put are: gold to New Zealand, silver to Russia, and bronze to China.

http://sports.yahoo....Jwvrw4VOSwE#_=_

Sucks for the New Zealand athlete who didn't get to have her moment on top of the podium during the games and hear her anthem.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

Anyone have a stream of the closing ceremony? Can't seem to find one


http://www.ctvolympi...mony-18720.html

Starts about 1 hour in
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

Well, looks like we have our first 'official' doped medal winner of the London Games. Belarus' gold medalist in women's shot put tested positive for steroids. That means that the re-assigned medals in the shot put are: gold to New Zealand, silver to Russia, and bronze to China.

http://sports.yahoo....Jwvrw4VOSwE#_=_

Sucks for the New Zealand athlete who didn't get to have her moment on top of the podium during the games and hear her anthem.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:24 PM

Uploaded the final "I Believe" Montage and comments from Brian Williams like from our Games.

London 2012:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaIPokCo2Ew

Vancouver 2010:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX_dndXEGHI


Great vids. Wish CTV was doing the next Olympics too instead of CBC
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

Alaska does indeed have the most at about 70k, BC is second at 20k, according to these guys
http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/


Sorry, I stand corrected. I thought Brackendale was said to have the largest concentration of them anywhere in the world.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:14 AM

nvm

Edited by Shift-4, 14 August 2012 - 08:15 AM.

Hockey is the only sport, the rest are just games.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:29 AM


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

I had a dream last night that there were a bunch more events that everyone forgot about, and Canada swept gold in all of them and shot up the medal standings.

Then I woke up. :(

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

I had a dream last night that there were a bunch more events that everyone forgot about, and Canada swept gold in all of them and shot up the medal standings.

Then I woke up. :(


i always hate that part
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