Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010

Rogge gives Vancouver preps seal of approval

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It’s Superbowl Sunday but believe it or not, not everyone is thinking Saints v Colts. With just five days to go before the start of the Winter Games in Vancouver, IOC head honcho Jacques Rogge chaired a meeting of the Executive Board this morning and we caught up with him — briefly — for his view of how things are shaping up.

Click the video above to hear the IOC chief’s view. As you might expect, he sounds pretty happy…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow … please!

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There’s less than a week to go before the Olympics and everything is in place here in Vancouver … apart from one rather essential element.

Eight-page pull-out newspaper supplements on Team Canada’s gold hopes in the hockey? Check. Wall-to-wall curling on the TV? Check. The world’s friendliest volunteers scurrying aboot and shouting “Hurry hard!” at the slightest provocation? Check.

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