John on February 21st, 2010



“[Lascelles Brown] pushed like a champion,” says Rush, pilot of the Canada 1 two-man bobsleigh. “He deserves better than that. I really let him down.” Canada 1 sat third after the first heat, while Brown and Rush were the fastest off the start in both heats. On the second run, Rush made a mistake in corner 11. So began a snowball effect that got worse and worse and worse until it was over in corner 13, with Canada 1 on its side, scraping across the finish line.”I have never crashed there,” Rush said. “I didn’t bump my head very hard. I got a hard head. I played football for a lot of years. It was just more like, ‘You got to be kidding me,’ this didn’t just happen.’

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John on February 21st, 2010


Apolo Ohno finished third in the 1,000-meter short-track race, bringing him a bronze medal and making him the most decorated American in the history of the Winter Olympics. He has seven medals in three Olympics, one more than United States speed skater Bonnie Blair.

— South Korea finished first and second in the 1,000-meter race and second and third in the women’s 1,500-meter short-track event. Those four medals were the most won by any country on Saturday. The United States had three — a silver for speed skater Shani Davis, a bronze for alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and the bronze for Ohno.

— The United States remained at the top of the medal table with six golds and 23 overall. The Americans are within two medals of equaling their total from Turin four years ago.

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John on February 21st, 2010


» Alpine skiing (men’s) – 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
» Biathlon (men’s) – 10:45 a.m.
» Biathlon (women’s) – 12:45 p.m.
» Bobsled (men’s) – 1:30 p.m., 3:05 p.m.
» Curling (women’s) – 9 a.m., 7 p.m.
» Curling (men’s) – 2 p.m.
» Figure skating – 4:15 p.m.
» Freestyle skating (men’s) – 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
» Hockey (men’s) – noon, 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
» Speed skating (women’s) – 3 p.m.

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The “inventor” wanted to sell crepes, but when the city wouldn’t let him do that, he turned to hot dogs instead, covered with Japanese toppings.


One of the most thoroughly enjoyable food experiences to be found in Vancouver is alongside a Japadog sidewalk cart.

The crowds are huge and the lineups can be long,  for a fatty, flavourful Kurobuta pork sausage loaded with fried onions, teriyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise and nori shreds.





John on February 20th, 2010

I thought they missed a candidate. See below…







Johnny is unashamedly one of the girls. His recommended skin care line is Helena Rubenstein Force C line; his bag of choice is Balenciaga, his sunglasses Louis Vitton. He relaxes by cleaning the house. His diva demands are all about perfection. Does he stamp his feet? Somehow I am sure he does.

But, above all, he really is a great skater!

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John on February 20th, 2010


One of the sure bets of the Olympics seemed to be Martins Dukurs of Latvia, the current WorldCup skeleton champion and the leader after three runs. Jon Montgomery of Canada then turned in a final run that was a quarter of a second quicker than that of Dukurs and defeated the Latvian by 0.07 of a second for the gold medal.


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» Alpine skiing (women’s) – 10 a.m.
» Bobsled (men’s) – 5 p.m., 6:35 p.m.
» Cross country (men’s) – 1:30 p.m.
» Curling (men’s) – 9 a.m., 7 p.m.
» Curling (women’s) – 2 p.m.
» Freestyle skating (women’s) – 10 a.m.
» Hockey (men’s) – noon, 4:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
» Hockey (women’s) – 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
» Speed skating (men’s) – 4:15 p.m.
» Short track (women’s) – 5:45 p.m., 6:59 p.m., 7:51 p.m.
» Short track (men’s) – 6:29 p.m., 7:28 p.m., 8:05 p.m.
» Ski jumping (individual) – 11:30 a.m.

Continue reading about Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Event Schedule Saturday, February 20

John on February 19th, 2010

Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won a gold medal for his country in the men’s Olympic Downhill event at the Whistler resort in Vancouver Olympics 2010. Svindal improved on his silver medal in the downhill earlier this week by beating Bode Miller of USA.


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John on February 19th, 2010

Conditions were perfect. 12 below, no feeling in the toes, basic numbness all over, “tell me when we’re having fun” kind of day.

One of the women in the group complained to her husband that she was in dire need of a restroom. He told her not to worry, that he was sure there was relief waiting at the top of the lift in the form of a powder room for female skiers in distress. He was wrong, of course, and the pain did not go away.

If you’ve ever had nature hit its panic button in you, then you know that a temperature of 12 below zero doesn’t help matters. So, with time running out, the woman weighed her options.

Her husband, picking up on the intensity of the pain, suggested that since she was wearing an all-white ski outfit, she should go off in the woods. No one would even notice, he assured her. The white will provide more than adequate camouflage. So she headed for the tree line, began disrobing and proceeded to do her thing. If you’ve ever parked on the side of a slope, then you know there is a right way and wrong way to set up your skis so you don’t move. Yup, you got it. She had them positioned the wrong way.

Steep slopes are not forgiving, even during embarrassing moments. Without warning, the woman found herself skiing backward, out-of-control, racing through the trees, somehow missing all of them, and into another slope. Her derriere and the reverse side were still bare, her pants down around her knees, and she was picking up speed all the while.

She continued on backwards, totally out-of-control, creating an unusual vista for the other skiers. The woman skied, if you define that verb loosely, back under the lift and finally collided violently with a pylon. The bad news was that she broke her arm and was unable to pull up her ski pants. At long last her husband arrived, put an end to her nudie show, then went to the base of the mountain and summoned the ski patrol, who transported her to a hospital.

In the emergency room she was regrouping when a man with an obviously broken leg was put in the bed next to hers.

“So. How’d you break your leg?” she asked, making small talk.

“It was the darndest thing you ever saw,” he said. “I was riding up this ski lift, and suddenly I couldn’t believe my eyes. There was this crazy woman skiing backward out-of-control down the mountain with her bare bottom hanging out of her clothes and pants down around her knees.”

“I leaned over to get a better look and I guess I didn’t realize how far I’d moved. I fell out of the lift.”

“So, how’d you break your arm?”


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John on February 19th, 2010


What will he say?

It’s not an interview!

Completely controlled setting.

Will he apologize?

To who?

Will he cry?

When will he return?

Just some of the questions.

This takes our thoughts away from the Olympics for just a few minutes.

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