Winter Olympics

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    Sep 20, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    I'm headed up to Vancouver for 2 weeks this February to enjoy the Winter Olympics. Anyone else headed up? Anyone ever been to the Winter Olympics? Any recommendations? And while I would LOVE to keep up the tradition of biking in all the cities I go to, I'll be headed there with snowboard in tow so I don't think I'll be able to take the Surly =( If there are some RJ members going up there, how about an Olympic meetup?
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    Sep 21, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Vancouver RJ meet-up?

    sounds good to me, keep me updated
  • Thirdbeach

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    Sep 21, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    I am planning to be outta town during the Olympics.
    Keep me posted about a Vancouver RJ meet up though.
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    Sep 21, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    I'll be there...I have to work lol Vacation is blacked out for me for Feb and half of March
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    Sep 21, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    Thirdbeach saidI am planning to be outta town during the Olympics.
    Keep me posted about a Vancouver RJ meet up though.


    Lucky!
    if i could, I would leave too


    gonna be a shit show
  • Aquanerd

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    Sep 21, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    If you have tickets to the events you want great, if not don't worry, if the US or Canadians aren't in the the finals the scalpers will be practically giving them away. If you get tickets to minor sports, don't worry, you will still have a blast. Curling Rocks! And go to the Cross-Country events, their fans are nuts, and usually have great booze (in Lillehammer is was home-made.) If you will be there at the end of the Games you will probably be get into the closing ceremonies with no problem, all the Corp. Sponsor Guest will be gone before the last day. In Atlanta they were giving volunteers tickets to fill the end zone for the card display.Pack a lot of energy foods and drinks for the day, everything will be expensive near the events and activity centers.
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:03 AM GMT
    I'll be in town most likely Feb 11-18 split between Whistler and Coal Harbour. I'd bring your bike! the ski hills will be hard to access.


    Did the SLC games...get ice hockey tickets, so much fun. I've heard there's a gay-athlete friendly lounge being put on at the Pan Pacific, not sure how utilized it will be as very few Olympians are "out".
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    Sep 21, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    Ill be staying with a friend in Vancouver for 2 weeks during that time. Would love to catch up with some locals!
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    Sep 21, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    RST2009 saidI'll be in town most likely Feb 11-18 split between Whistler and Coal Harbour. I'd bring your bike! the ski hills will be hard to access.

    I've read that Whistler will be 90% open, only the Creekside (I think) base will be closed off. I've also been told that host cities experience a drain during the Olympics. Most people are either at the events or afraid to go on the slopes assuming they're packed, when in reality they are as busy or less as normal. So between my bike and my snowboard, I'll definitely be bringing the snowboard!

    Aquanerd saidIf you have tickets to the events you want great, if not don't worry, if the US or Canadians aren't in the the finals the scalpers will be practically giving them away. If you get tickets to minor sports, don't worry, you will still have a blast. Curling Rocks! And go to the Cross-Country events, their fans are nuts, and usually have great booze (in Lillehammer is was home-made.) If you will be there at the end of the Games you will probably be get into the closing ceremonies with no problem, all the Corp. Sponsor Guest will be gone before the last day. In Atlanta they were giving volunteers tickets to fill the end zone for the card display.Pack a lot of energy foods and drinks for the day, everything will be expensive near the events and activity centers.

    I'm gonna leave a couple of days before the closing ceremonies, which sucks. But oh well. As ridiculous as it sounds I seriously want to check out at least 1 curling match. I'm not that interested in ice hockey, which I'm sure is the biggest event in the Games, but would like to catch some of the snowboarding, jumping events, and maybe the bobsled/luge events. I may now also have to check out the Cross Country Skiing now too!
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    Sep 21, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    RST2009 saidI've heard there's a gay-athlete friendly lounge being put on at the Pan Pacific, not sure how utilized it will be as very few Olympians are "out".


    Ayup, that would be Pride House, on the ground floor of the Pan Pacific in Whistler Village. Here's an article on it:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/sports/20pride.html

    One part of the picture in Nelson's mind that remains fuzzy is whether Olympic athletes, gay or not, will go to Pride House. It is unknown how many, if any, of the Olympians who will compete next year are openly gay.

    "I'm guessing, because that stigma still exists, it will be a modest turnout," said Greg Larocque, president of the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association -- North America, which is throwing its support behind Pride House. "But the fact that it exists is the story. Three Olympics from now, who knows what Pride House will look like?"
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    Sep 24, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    I'mm going to stay as far away as possible, but: at SLC the surprise event for positive feedback and audience enjoyment was Biathlon. You might also enjoy cross-country sprints. Both will be cheaper tickets and probably readily available. Something different!
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    Jan 11, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    I'm bumping this thread coz it's almost a month away and I'm getting excited. Anyone have tickets to events or victory parties?
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    Jan 20, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    No, I don't. I'll be trying to get to work through all the craziness icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 21, 2010 12:19 PM GMT
    What does everyone have tickets for?
    Going for 2 weeks myself, wishing could take my skis but think the hills are going to be packed.
    Snowboard Cross, Skier Cross, ski aerials, hockey x2, curling and some speed skating. Prob. the better places to ski are Baker, and Mount Washington.
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    Jan 22, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    Just moved in vancouver.Im stocked to be out here just in time for the olympics!!!!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 22, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
    You guys who live in Vancouver are in for a treat. I lived in Los Angeles during the Summer Olympics -- so fun and exciting!
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    Jan 23, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    Most vancouverites arent too happy about the olympics.Its still a small city with a small downtown,they have to close down some bridges and streets and its almost gooing to be impossible to go to work because they are going to restrict everything....we'll see I guess!
  • jessetriguy

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    Jan 23, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    Same thing happened in LA in 1984. The inconvenience was well worth it. It was an amazing 2 weeks. Enjoy!
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    Feb 01, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    Here we go...12 days left! Stuff has really started to go up around Vancouver...as well as some road closures icon_razz.gif
  • KibBen

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    Feb 07, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    I'm actually pretty excited about it. It's going to be crazy and inconvienient, but a great experience anyway. Work's going to be nuts - we're prepared to be busier then we've ever been, and it'll be fantastic. I hope.

    With this it's looking more like the Spring olympics... although apparently the conditions on the hills are much more appropriate.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    I'm actually getting excited about it. I've already got to meet lots of people from all over the work through work.

    I just don't get why Arnold Schwarzenegger is carrying the torch through Stanley Park...

    Only a couple days left icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 14, 2010 6:49 AM GMT
    I hope I'm not the only one here who looks like an idiot yelling at the television icon_smile.gif
    The games are nuts! Just watched Apollo smoke the speed skating icon_lol.gif It was awesome!