Winter Olympics 2010

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by madbad, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    More pics..............
     

    Attached Files:

  2. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    More pics...................
     

    Attached Files:

  3. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    29,923
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    MIA
    thanks for the pics, madbad.. is that the opening ceremony or what?

    But i recalled espn will broadcast the winter OG opening ceremony only 2moro night mas time?:confused:
     
  4. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    That was the culmination of the Richmond leg of the Olympic Torch Relay. Opening Ceremony will be on 12th Feb, 6pm Vancouver time.
     
  5. BTC2004

    BTC2004 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2004
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Hey madbad, will you be attending the opening?
    There is a lot of buzz in downtown and my office overlooks the "downtown livecity". A bus load of tourist just pulled in, lots of security personnel, it is all good energy.
    Come visit Vancouver and enjoy the olympics and as they say in Malaysian Badminton, CANADA BOLEH!:)
    WELCOME TO VANCOUVER WORLD!


     
  6. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,083
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    Best wishes for a thrilling WOG..

    Vancouver is a prime and logistically sound location for holding an Olympic type event, esp. for Winter Olympics. The city has that multi-cultural atmosphere and ambience. And pretty much all the venues/locations are within driving distance; close to the waters and the mountains...only downside this time is the lack of natural snow in some of the venues..

    The opening ceremony tonight, according to prediction, is going to be watched by over 2 billion people worldwide. Hopefully the weather cooperates so as not be a hindrance to all the (outdoor) events..
     
    #26 ctjcad, Feb 12, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2010
  7. kklam

    kklam Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    engineer
    Location:
    BC
    Big crowd waiting for the Olympic Torch to come by along West Georgia Street 3 hours ago.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    Great update pics, kklam
     
  9. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    Ha, if someone wants to give me $3,000 so that I can acquire 2 tickets, I'll be there. Great buzz going around town at the moment as the countdown continues.
     
  10. Winex West Can

    Winex West Can Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Hi Tech
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Noticed that the MC at the O-Zone mis-spoke and said that he was happy to be in Surrey (instead of Richmond) :)

    Did you noticed that the Sweden's team jackets in the Opening Ceremonies are "Li Ning" jackets?
     
  11. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    Ooooooo Nelly!! She did look S-E-X-Y in that tight blue outfit :eek::D
     
  12. Badmintan

    Badmintan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    part time shuttle-tapper
    Location:
    AMK (Singapore)
    Vancouver is pretty warm compared to Whistler or Squamish. :D

    Where's the snow?

    Anyway Robson St/downtown rocks!
     
  13. Badmintan

    Badmintan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    part time shuttle-tapper
    Location:
    AMK (Singapore)
    Rcmp

    Hope to see more female RCMP (Policewoman). :D

    She was interviewed by an equally hot Japanese reporter and media people.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    What? You didn't know we don't normally get snow in Vancouver? And this is the warmest winter EVER?? Hope you're enjoying yourself
     
  15. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    29,923
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    MIA
    yes, nelly furtado is so sexy just now during the opening ceremony. who is the guy beside her?

    actually those girls who take the country's name bearer attracts me more:D

    so beautiful:p
     
  16. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    That would be Brian Adams ;)
     
  17. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,083
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    What an opening day...

    - Very sad news indeed of what happened to that Georgian luger. Yes, i saw the full video of the accident and a still image of the moment, just as the luger was about to hit the metal column (after he was thrown off his luge, he was flying backwards, and he seemed to hit the back of his head on the column). Really2 sad news & condolences to his family.
    From what i gathered, there are several causes to the accident:
    1. Some are pointing to the luger's lack of experience (age also) as the main cause. Since he came from a small, up-start luge country, he probably lacked the necessary technical training. Reports even mentioned that he made a costly mistake just as he was abt to enter that turn 16. For sure, from what i saw, he tried to save & correct the turn a bit too late.
    2. From what i saw from the video of the accident, that particular stretch of track seems to lack any safety harness of any kind. If there was some kind of a raised buffer wall or soft partition between the track and the metal columns, who knows, maybe this tragedy wouldn't happen.
    3. Is the track really "too fast" as many suggested? Maybe or maybe not.
    Anyway, hopefully this will be the first and last accident of such nature and the officials will take into consideration all the safety requirements.

    - From the opening ceremony, the only segment which caught my attention was the floor special fx sequence; great 2D & 3D fx (showing the water parting and all types of creatures playing). That is pretty darn amazing.:cool:
    Good thing they let the athletes flock in and sit to enjoy the show.:cool:

    Now, on to the real competition...
     
    #37 ctjcad, Feb 13, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  18. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    That would be Bryan Adams ;)
     
  19. madbad

    madbad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    28,303
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    coming to a court near you...
    The men's luge will now start from the Women's start gate and the organizers have modified the turn in question, all to reduce speed
     
  20. demolidor

    demolidor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    @Hollanti
    :D Damn Canadians! Eh!
     

Share This Page