Archive of posts tagged "switzerland"

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, […]

Switzerland: Bobsleigh History

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This fall I received the best bobsleigh history lesson in the world from locals in St Moritz while on a media trip as a guest of the Swiss National Tourist Office. After a walking tour of the town we stopped by the Cresta Run, then over to the Bob Run, after which the sport is […]

Switzerland: Lindt & Sprungli Chocolates

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After our late night out at a hockey game in Zurich our group packed up and headed East toward Kilchberg, the home of Lindt & Sprungli Chocolates – sponsor of the House of Switzerland Canada that will be in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. The Lindt & Sprungli headquarters do not conduct tours (for […]

Switzerland: Farewell Zurich

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Upon returning to Zurich, we went out for dinner last night in the industrial district, where our hotel was located. The Schiffbau used to be a ship building yard/warehouse but is now a centre of theatre, dining, drinks, and entertainment. There we met up with more representatives of Presence Switzerland, along with Martin Elbel & […]

Switzerland: St Moritz

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After a night of good food in a wood-paneled room above the world’s largest whiskey bar we set out from our Hotel Waldhaus Am See to explore St Moritz on foot. Our guide for the morning was John Webster, an Australian who traveled the globe and decided that there was no place better for him […]