VANCOUVER, BC (15/06/2012) – Two members of Canada’s 2012 Olympic marathon team will line up at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon in their final race before the London Olympics. On June 24, 2012 Olympic-bound athletes Eric Gillis and Reid Coolsaet will join an expected 7,000 runners and walkers in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K event. In [...]
The 2010 TransRockies mountain bike events have recently been granted S2 status by the International Cycling Union (UCI). This makes the TR and TR3 only the second mountain bike stage race in North America to gain this status.
S2 status means that elite riders who race in the events can gain world ranking points that count [...]
The 2010 Winter Olympics have official begun and to help celebrate this momentous occasion Club Fat Ass is organizing a challenge to share your run with someone who is in town for the Olympics.
The basic idea behind this challenge is simply to go for a run with someone who is not from Vancouver. And in [...]
Olympic fans can virtually ski the runs of Whistler-Blackcomb, take a run on the bobsleigh course
BY GILLIAN SHAW, VANCOUVER SUNFEBRUARY 10, 2010
Google Street View has taken to the slopes with the launch Tuesday of Google Snow View, taking viewers on a virtual tour of Whistler-Blackcomb and the Olympic runs.
With the Google Street View camera mounted [...]
We’ve recently posted information on a number of new iPhone applications but the Official Mobile Spectator Guide from Bell probably seems most relevant given the Vancouver Olympic Games begin in just a few days time.
The new application, which is available from iTunes, lists all sports and cultural events by type of event, venue and date, [...]
On February 12, the world will gather to watch top athletes from around the globe compete in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and for the first time ever a large number of international teams will be competing in our province.
Among that group is Team USA, our closest neighbor. Because of this trainharder would like to let [...]
CBC Radio has recently interviewed 5-time Olympian Clara Hughes, who just on Friday was named flag bearer for Team Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Games.
In the interview Clara reflects on her career as an Olympian, her love-hate relationship with ice and how athletes can make a difference even during times of [...]
From CBC News -
Thirty-five B.C. athletes have been named to the Canadian team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
“On behalf of all British Columbians, congratulations to all of these elite athletes for being part of Canada’s Olympic team,” B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell said at a ceremony in Richmond Friday.
“Drawn from communities across our province, you [...]
If you haven’t got tickets yet to any of the 2010 event you may want to continue reading this post. Starting this Friday, December 11 at 10:00 am (Pacific Time) VANOC will be releasing a limited amount of tickets for two upcoming events:
Figure Skating Training Sessions
Watch the world’s best figure skating athletes practice at the [...]
Visitors hoping to purchase Olympic and Paralympic tickets last Saturday were not able to access the site as previously planned and as a result, the Vancouver Organizing Committee made the decision to delay the start of Phase 3 ticket sales to this Saturday, November 14 at 10am Pacific Time.
To check ticket availability and to purchase [...]
The final phase of Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games tickets will go on sale this Saturday November 7 at 10:00 am (Pacific Time).
More than 100,000 tickets will be available to most events. To purchase visit vancouver2010.com/tickets. Note that only VISA is accepted.
From CBC News -
The Olympic torch relay will kick off in B.C. next October. (VANOC)
Vancouver Olympic organizers unveiled Friday morning the route the Olympic torch relay will take through more than a thousand Canadian communities beginning next year, from Victoria to the Far North to Newfoundland.
The event is scheduled to kick off in Victoria next [...]
From the Globe and Mail – Blogs were buzzing over the weekend, as successful Olympic ticket applicants crowed over their prizes.
“Got Canada v. USA mens hockey tickets and I could not be any happier” said one.
“We filled in some gaps in our Olympic tickets….The BIGGEST pickup is certainly the Canada vs. USA preliminary round hockey [...]
In case you missed out during phase 1:
Phase 2 Olympic tickets go on sale Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Save yourself time on June 6 by following these helpful hints:
1. Know your Vancouver 2010 ticketing account — It may have been [...]
From CBC Sports:
Another 150,000 tickets for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler will go on sale on June 6, the Vancouver Organizing Committee announced on Friday.
Tickets for every sporting event, as well as the Opening, Closing and nightly Victory Ceremonies, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis online starting at 10 [...]
The following press release courtesy of VANOC:
Tickets for the Opening Ceremony and five sports (64 medal events) of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games go on sale today – May 6, 2009 at 10:00 am (Pacific Time) on a first-come, first-served basis.
Big Experience, Small Price:
Individual ticket prices to sport events start at $15. Group ticket [...]
Written by Rod Mickleburgh and published April 2nd, 2009 in the Globe and Mail:
VANCOUVER – Canadians will get a second and final chance at a large offering of Olympic tickets, starting June 6, giving hundreds of thousands of unhappy applicants a second shot at their Olympic moment.
Although $95-million worth of Olympic admissions were snapped up in [...]
Organizers for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games have recently put the call out for volunteers interesting in participating in the opening, closing and nightly victory ceremonies.
They are looking for people of all skill levels and abilities, and previous production or performing experience is not required.
Volunteers will also be expected to log over 100 hours of [...]
Whitfield is back in Canada and offers his take of Beijing and winning his second Olympic medal. The following excerpt is courtesy of the Globe and Mail .
Well that chapter is over, what a journey.
Four years ago Coach Joel and I set the goal to get back on the podium at the Olympic Games after [...]
Last week most of us watched the Olympic men’s triathlon from the edge of our seats and saw Simon Whitfield come from behind to win a silver medal. We saw him fall back repeatedly from the leaders, then somehow manage to come back, and when we thought he was done, he tossed his hat [...]