Vancouver 2010 Day One in Photos

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For the last few years I have been profiling the events and highlights of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Now that they’re here, I’m out and about every day either going to Olympic events, hanging out at hospitality houses, or creating content with friends. I have decided to do a daily photo recap of what I have been up to so that you can get a glimpse of the Games from my eyes.

Day One, February 12, 2010

John and I were up at 5:30 to get into position for the Olympic Torch Relay as it made its way through downtown Vancouver.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

I didn’t make it to this part of the Torch Relay but I thought this was a neat photo as the flame went by canoe and dragon boat across False Creek.

I sat in on the Pacific Coast Collaborative press conference featuring Governor Christine Gregoire (Washington), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (California), Premier Gordon Campbell (BC), Secretary of State Kate Brown (Oregon).


There I met the legendary Nardwuar and he had a copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s vinyl album, Total Body Workout.

Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

We then headed to Molson Canadian Hockey House to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony. A full video replay of which is available on the CTV website.

John and Me at Hockey House

Odds came on stage once the show was over and they pulled up Keith Scott (guitar) and Ed Robertson (of Barenaked Ladies). Following Odds, This Hour has 22 Minutes’ Shaun Majumder came out to do some comedy.

Ed Robertson with Odds Shaun Majumder

We waited until about 11:00pm for the super secret guest when Bryan Adams hopped on stage for a full set at the Hockey House.

Bryan Adams at Molson Canadian Hockey House

Bryan Adams at Molson Canadian Hockey House

Adams had performed at the Opening Ceremony earlier in the evening with Nelly Furtado. Walking home we spotted the flame as it sits in the cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza adjacent to the new Vancouver Convention Centre in Coal Harbour.

The Permanent Vancouver 2010 Olympic Cauldron Burning Brightly in Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre
Photo credit: Susan Gittins on Flickr

I must also add that Day One was shrouded in sorrow as the Olympic family lost Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia. I think that the Opening Ceremony respected this very well with mentions from the IOC President, a minute of silence, and flags at half-mast. I think VANOC’s CEO John Furlong said it best to the athletes, “”May you carry (Nodar’s) Olympic dream on your shoulders and compete with his spirit in your hearts.”

Medal Count for Canada – February 12, 2010
Gold: 0
Silver: 0
Bronze: 0

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  1. roseSaturday, February 13th, 2010 — 10:31pm PST

    Speaking about Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia, CTV is out of line to keep showing the video of the accident. This is total disrespect and exploitation to the extreme. CTV has this video on the website as well. CTV has no ethics… I’m so sorry that CTV is the Olympic broadcast partner.

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  3. Duncan RawlinsonTuesday, August 10th, 2010 — 10:47am PDT

    Hi there,

    Thank you for for using my photograph in this post!!

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