With Day 9 and Day 10 whizzing by this weekend, it’s becoming more and more of a reality that the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and the giant super happy party that its brought to the city, is all about to end fairly soon. I’ll be stopping by a few more pavilions today to check out more Olympic festivities before the fun is gone.
However the first order of business is my Day 11 recap. Yesterday was filled with Cold FX, Halls lozenges, and an attempt at a mid-afternoon nap after which, I headed out to Yaletown to the Yahoo! Flickr party.
There we enjoyed music, food, an open bar, and the incredible cuteness of a mini Quatchi sporting a homemade costume.
Members of the IOC were in attendance to inform everyone of the Official Olympics Flickr Group. Upload your Olympic photos (even from inside venues) in order to share them with the world. It’s a step in the right direction as they focused on “sharing” content but just not using your Olympic photos for financial gain.
I took a quick break from the photo geekery to walk up to the CBC as I was on Radio 3 with Lisa Christiansen.
We went back to the Flickr party, scoping out the pedestrian thoroughfares in Yaletown complete with buskers, DJs, and a visit from the Coca-Cola torch relay truck.
At the end of the night, Canada won gold again. This time in pairs ice dancing as Moir and Virtue became the first North American duo to win gold in the sport.
Medal Count for Canada on Day 11 â€“ February 22, 2010
View full medal count by country
Coming up today there is a rally at 12:30pm over at the Countdown Clock in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery for MukMuk, the “sidekick” mascot. People are hoping to support a campaign to have him upgraded to full mascot status.
It is also Saskatchewan Day at the Olympics so it may be a good time to check out their pavilion.