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Vancouver podcast — day three

February 15, 2010


There's gold in them there Canadian Hills. Join our podcast crew to discuss Canada's first success at a home Olympics, the Swiss winner of the men's Alpine skiing downhill and, of course, The Simpsons.

Hasta La Pista, Baby

February 9, 2010

SPORT ALPINE SKIThe Olympic torch relay just got bigger, much bigger.

At 106 days, the pre-Vancouver Winter Games run weighs in as the longest domestic relay in Olympic history and to help get it across the finish line… Arnie is back.

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A taste of the Olympics in downtown Vancouver

February 8, 2010

With a few days to go before the start of the Winter Games, your intrepid reporters Kevin Fylan and Sonia Oxley took a stroll round downtown Vancouver to get a taste of the true Olympic spirit.

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Rogge gives Vancouver preps seal of approval

February 7, 2010

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.

Can anyone beat Lindsey Vonn at the Olympics?

January 24, 2010

I’ve enjoyed my weekend in the Italian mountains covering the women’s World Cup skiing. Chic Cortina d’Ampezzo is a beautiful place and the weather has been mild (even if I’ve still been slipping and sliding on the icy pavements).

Where flags of convenience figure large

January 22, 2010

At the European figure skating championships this week I kept wondering how it was possible that whichever skater was on the ice, there always seemed to be lots of fans waving just the right flag.

Sportswrap fashion special

January 16, 2010


It’s a fashion special this week, and no, we’re not talking about Owen’s Gene Hunt, Life on Mars, 1970s suit selection.

Who will be the new Captain Canada?

September 1, 2009

hockeyIt’s hard to predict who will become Captain Canada, when Canada hasn’t even picked a team.But who will lead Canada’s men’s hockey team into battle at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics will spark more debate than who will be the hockey mad country’s next Prime Minister.

When fame just melts away…

April 29, 2009

Every morning Enrico Fabris leaves his house in the mountains for an 80-km bike ride. As a double Olympic champion in speedskating, he would rather be training on the ice for the Vancouver Games but Italy can offer him no indoor facilities.