Archive of posts tagged "olympics"

Vancouver History: Percy Williams


Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 11:17am PDT
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It has been 84 years since Percy Williams of East Vancouver won two gold medals in track and field at the Amsterdam Olympics — a feat that has never been repeated by a Canadian. 1928 – Archives item# CVA 99-3631 & CVA 99-3638. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. As part of the King Edward High School track […]

BC Athletes Going to London 2012 Olympics


Thursday, July 26th, 2012 — 11:09am PDT
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The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics is tomorrow as the Games of the 30th Olympiad get underway. With Canada’s fantastic showing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, including our first gold medal on home soil, hopes are high for the summer crowd. If you would like to cheer with hometown pride, the following […]

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Anniversary Events


Thursday, January 13th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT
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Yesterday CTV was looking for news and events surrounding any kind of Vancouver 2010 anniversary events. Turns out, there’s plenty going on around town and so far 10,000 people have signed up on Facebook for a simple gathering on Granville — anywhere on Granville between Drake and Georgia.  Photo credit: Mananetwork on Flickr Cauldron The […]

Olympic Cauldron Re-Lit for Jack Poole Plaza Dedication


Monday, October 18th, 2010 — 8:43am PDT
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On October 22nd the Olympic Cauldron will be lit during the dedication of Jack Poole Plaza. While the flames have been ignited since the Games for Canada Day and a few other occasions, this celebration will commemorate the memory of Jack Poole, architect of Vancouver 2010, as the plaza has finally been completed. The ceremony […]

With Glowing Hearts Unfestival Today


Monday, October 4th, 2010 — 12:52pm PDT
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During the Vancouver 2010 Games, everyone became a reporter in their own way. Photos, videos, podcasts, tweets, and Facebook updates allowed anyone in town to share what they were experiencing with the rest of the world. While all of the high-fives were happening and the streets flowed with flags and colours of all nations, Andrew […]

Olympic Gear Sale for a Cause


Thursday, August 5th, 2010 — 9:05am PDT
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Next week a local non-profit is selling off leftover Vancouver 2010 gear along with lost & found items in one giant Olympics blowout sale. Photo credit: rocketcandy on Flickr VANOC is offering up office supplies and furniture from the athletes’ village while lost & found items include anything from red mittens to cell phones, umbrellas, […]