Archive for February, 2010

The Memorable 2010 Winter Olympics

Friday, February 26th, 2010
Outside the building during the opening day of the 2010 Olympics.

Outside the building during the opening day of the 2010 Olympics.

The 2010 Winter Olympics are winding down, but the biggest party is yet to come. The Closing Ceremony is set to be the climax of the Winter Games, as Canada celebrates the achievements of the world’s most talented athletes.

Although officials and participants keep a tight lid on the details of the show, we do know that it will include some of Canada’s biggest entertainers. Closing Ceremony executive producer, David Atkins, wouldn’t name names, but did say, “It’s going to be a very contrasting night to the opening ceremony… a celebration of Canadian humor, talent, and innovation.” Atkins also produced the 2000 Closing Ceremony in Sydney, Australia, which featured an array of well-known entertainers. (more…)

Figure Skating Tight to Final

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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Joannie Rochette narrows the gap

Joannie Rochette narrowed the gap in figure skating on Tuesday, as she skated like never before. She finished her short program with 71.36 points, her highest score to date.

The world was watching in support as Rochette executed her program beautifully. In what must be the most difficult time for her, Rochette performed with confidence and poise. She goes into the free skate event today in third place. (more…)

McIvor Takes Gold in Ski Cross

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

British Colummcivorbia’s own, Ashleigh McIvor, took gold for the ski cross today on Cypress Mountain. She has been the front-runner throughout the freestyle events, and scored the first ever gold medal for women’s ski cross at the sport’s debut in the 2010 Winter Games.

McIvor was named the World Champion in 2009, and went into the race today with a lot of confidence. She has been skiing Cypress Mountain most of her life. In a statement to the press after her win, McIvor said, “I stood there in the start gate and thought, ‘Everything in my life has led me here. I felt I was made for this event. It’s in my hometown, pretty much. What else could I ask for?’”

McIvor’s win is number six for Canada in the gold medal count.

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