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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Second Match Day in Vancouver

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The Group C teams that we’ve come to know and enjoy at BC Place have moved on to new venues for their final matches of the round but not before a pair of impressive showings in front of the Vancouver crowd last Friday. With over 5,000 more spectators in attendance, Switzerland blanked Ecuador in a […]

FIFA Women’s World Cup: First Match Day in Vancouver

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“Where are you from?” asked the security personnel as I walked out to the Media Tribune on BC Place’s 400 level. “I’m from here, I’m local,” I said, feeling inadequate as though they were waiting to welcome a journalist from afar instead they got someone who lives 8 blocks away. “Well then, you’re super VIP!” […]

Vancouver 2010 House of Switzerland Grand Opening

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Tonight starting at 4:30pm the doors of House of Switzerland Canada will be opened to the public over at Bridges on Granville Island. The restaurant remains open throughout the games, serving up delicious Swiss creations but tonight, it’s all about the party. I’m sitting in the back corner doing some blogging alongside over $200 in […]

Vancouver 2010 House of Switzerland Canada

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Earlier this week I profiled all of the national pavilions and hospitality houses (that I knew of) that will be setup during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Some were easy to look up while more research was required for others. One pavilion that has supplied me with more than enough material is the House of […]

IOC – International Olympic Committee Headquarters

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During November’s trip to Switzerland our group stopped in at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne. Perched at the top of a small grassy hill, the IOC looks out over Lake Geneva and the public park, Parc Bourget. The IOC is made up of a few buildings pasted together over the […]

Olympic History and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

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Late last year I was invited, along with other media, to experience the Olympic Capital of the World — Lausanne, Switzerland. Home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Museum, we received tours of both locations and I must say, it was pretty neat to see “Vancouver 2010” plastered on banners, within artwork, […]