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Archive of posts tagged "olympics"

Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad

January 14th, 2010 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s Cultural Olympiad has been taking place over the last two years, gearing up for the main event in February 2010, it features performances, art installations, concerts and more. From January 22nd until March 21st sub-festivals such as CODE and Juste pour rire, will make sure the Cultural Olympiad is jammed-packed with action. They have […]

Vancouver 2010 Where Will You Be?

January 12th, 2010 @ 8:41am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As Vancouver prepares to host nations, athletes, media and visitors for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games I’m wondering what everyone will be doing. For the last seven years we’ve been anticipating this event and for at least the last six months I’ve had someone ask me daily, “What will you be doing for the Games?” […]

Olympic History and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

January 7th, 2010 @ 4:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

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, […]

Vancouver 2010 Bus Schedules and Transportation

January 7th, 2010 @ 10:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night John was looking over street closures during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and trying to figure out his new public transit route to work. I would imagine many who work in or around downtown Vancouver are also going through this phase of planning their commute (if they haven’t taken two weeks holiday during this […]

Switzerland: Bobsleigh History

January 4th, 2010 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Vancouver 2010 Concerts and Live Performances

December 16th, 2009 @ 11:08am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The stars are coming to town in 2010 but not for rock shows at GM Place, they’ll be playing medal ceremonies and public open-air concerts from Whistler to Surrey. Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr Here’s a quick guide to who will be here, where they will be, and if you’ll be able to attend: […]

Surrey 2010 Celebration Site

December 14th, 2009 @ 4:17pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the 2010 Winter Games it won’t just be Vancouver and Whistler bubbling with excitement, events, and festivities of global proportions. The City of Surrey is an official Celebration Site during the Olympics with Holland Park being the centre of it all. From February 12th until February 28th you can check out daily concerts and […]

Switzerland: Lindt & Sprungli Chocolates

December 4th, 2009 @ 10:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]