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Vancouver 2010

Not enough French at Vancouver. Period

Bizarrely, after the fuss about the use of French at London 2012 it transpires that bilingual Canada refused, or at least failed, to include sufficient French in Vancouver's opening ceremony. So says the language commissioner, Graham Fraser.


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Backspin

VANCOUVER - A lot of people around the world watched the 2010 Winter Olympics, but not as many as the official Games-time estimate.

The International Olympic Committee’s Vancouver 2010 marketing report shows actual viewership was just over half the oft-repeated 3.5 billion estimate from IOC marketing director Timo Lumme's Feb. 23 news conference.


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Vancouver death - blame it on the luger

A Canadian coroner has sought to shift the blame for the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili from VANOC on to his alleged inexperience. However, Georgian Olympic Head Giorgi Natsvlishvili rejected the finding saying "It is nonsense to say that an athlete who was officially listed among the world's 40 best lugers ... lacked experience."


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Olympics 'an amazing two weeks' for brothel owners

Councillor Ann John, leader of Brent Council, has expressed fears of a dramatic rise in prostitution during London 2012.


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"Business as unusual"

Yes it was a quote. Matthew Beard draws attention to renowned classicist BoJo's having borrowed expressions p


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The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book

Gord Hill, of no2010.com notoriety, has his new comic book reviewed (2nd item down) in The Dominion


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Summer’s not a good time for a snow job

The IOC’s Vancouver 2010 marketing report was quietly published on July 6 lifting the lid a little on VANOC's financial information blackout, as

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