2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics an amazing experience...

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The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics have been an amazing experience and so I posted this on my blog earlier.

People walking the Downtown during the Games mostly described it as “electric”, and I certainly felt it.

I saw the stunned surprise and glowing delight of international visitors from every continent as they took in Vancouver and reveled in the excitement.

Sitting in the German Fan Fest beer garden, sharing a conversation with Australian visitors was truly special; so was the bratwurst and sauerkraut btw.

There were dozens of free venues, so as long as you didn’t mind a line-up there was something for everyone.

The zip-line across a city block was extremely popular although I passed on that.

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The TV interviews of visitors also captured some priceless spontaneous reactions. I particularly enjoyed the lady from San Francisco responding that she was surprised to see so many tall buildings and thought Vancouver was a very sophisticated city.

By hosting the Games, Canadians learned a lot about themselves, and this video essay by Stephen Brunt helps to explain how we are feeling right now:

2010 Winter Olympics Montage - Stephen Brunt Video Essay.

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Rainmaker
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Liz Moras Migic
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It was amazing wasn't it?  I had some of the same photos!

Mar 01, 2010 03:30 PM #1
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Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

John,

I got this mental picture of you zipping through the air on that line. Ha.

Mar 01, 2010 04:23 PM #2
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John Grasty
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Liz: If you've posted any of your photos come back and share a link or two; we'd enjoy seeing them

Terry: That's probably not a nice image, but I was tempted!

Don't you love the Stephen Brunt video essay?

Mar 01, 2010 06:45 PM #3
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Brian Madigan
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John,

With such a major undertaking, there were bound to be a few glitches, but thankfully everything seemed to work out well. Great video.

Brian

Mar 01, 2010 11:24 PM #4
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That was quite the logistical undertaking Brian.

Even the day after they had to move 39,000 passengers through Vancouver Airport. Apparently that's 50% higher than the previous record for YVR of 26,000 passengers in one day.

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