Olympic Games and Discrimination

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Olympic Games and Discrimination”

Sochi Games: Historical Olympic Tweets

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Sochi Games: Historical Olympic Tweets”

Drones Add New Angles to Sochi Games Coverage

I think Aussie would have liked these things, and not just because he had a tendency to drone on … and on … and on about his many afflictions and gripes! There is an interesting article in The Atlantic’s online edition about the use of drones. The same unmanned beasts that are so controversial whenContinue reading “Drones Add New Angles to Sochi Games Coverage”

Sochi Hockey Polls

For those of us in Canada, when it comes to the Winter Olympics the main event is Hockey because as the inventors of the game we feel our teams – men and women – must win. Other countries, particularly our neighbors to the south, the USA, have become very competitive over the years, and nowContinue reading “Sochi Hockey Polls”

Olympics and Sleep: You Winsome and You Luge Some

I would have medaled, probably repeatedly, had sleeping been an Olympic event. With the Sochi Olympics in full swing I’ve been wondering what sport I would have excelled at had I been so inclined when younger. Let’s be honest, Olympic games are all about youth, winsome smiles seen through hockey cages, childlike exuberance and apparentContinue reading “Olympics and Sleep: You Winsome and You Luge Some”

Sochi 2014:I Knew They Should Compete Nude!

Yep, those rock-throwing-brush-pushing-slip-sliding-hurry-harding ladies rule when it comes to getting naked for a camera. In a recent post I mentioned the ancient Greek tradition of Olympic athletes competing naked. Evidently Russian bronze-medalist  Olga Graf agrees with me. Upon completing the 3000 meters, the speed skater, during her cool-down lap unzipped her skin-tight skating suit forgettingContinue reading “Sochi 2014:I Knew They Should Compete Nude!”

Sochi or Sushi Games?!?

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Sochi or Sushi Games?!?”

Sochi Olympics: Sadly security to be the main feature

With the 2014 Olympic Games set to open on February 7 in Sochi, Russia I wonder if the Russians are stating to regret the whole thing as it appears they are going to be in for a rough time. I’m not referring to the actual games and competitions, which should be the focus of theContinue reading “Sochi Olympics: Sadly security to be the main feature”

2020 Vision for Tokyo; Awarded Olympic Games

Seen as a “safe” choice, the IOC yesterday awarded the 2020 Summer Olympic Games to Tokyo, Japan. Istanbul, Turkey finished second and Madrid, Spain was third. Clearly the Japanese organizers had 20/20 vision when putting together their presentation! Lots of excitement to come. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establishContinue reading “2020 Vision for Tokyo; Awarded Olympic Games”