Excitement is building in the lead-up to the Olympics. I don't want to bore those readers with no interest in winter sports, but inevitably I am going to be blogging about the Games a LOT. I'll be focusing on the events themselves (especially the ones I'm going to!); the cultural events (although I'm hearing that it's going to be difficult to get in to the free concerts and parties); the buzz around town due to the invasion by athletes, supporters and media from all over the world; disruptions to traffic and other aspects of daily life; and my reaction to foreign media coverage of Vancouver (please send me links to any examples you spot in your local media!)
If you're not interested in any of the above, please come back in March! :)
Oh, and you still have a week to enter the pool. Choose the country (or countries) you think will get the most medal points per head of population (3 medal points for a gold, 2 for silver, 1 for bronze). Predict the final medal count as a tie-breaker.
Entries so far:
Cath: Canada: 8 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze.
Cath: GB (purely out of a sense of obligation): 2 silver, 1 bronze
Bob: Finland: 1 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze
Alyssa: Germany: 10 gold, 14 silver, 5 bronze
Chall: Sweden: 3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze
Nina: Canada: 7 gold, 6 silver, 3 bronze
4/20 events cost Vancouver nearly $250K
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