An Olympic look back

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Four years have rushed by and it’s the Olympics again. I worked behind the scenes at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games and enjoyed both the work and the atmosphere. Today, I’m taking a look back. Posted in Whistler, I was the Nordic sport writer for the Olympic News Service and Paralympic News Service. I didn’t care for the term … Read More

Top five Christmas 2013 memories

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Last Christmas 2013 was amazing. Fantastic. Superuber wonderful. It should have been: my husband and I went on our honeymoon to Europe. We went to Switzerland and Norway. Today I’m listing our top five trip moments.  #1. Having our luggage arrive with us on our numerous flights across Canada and Europe I’ve flown both Air Canada and WestJet and both … Read More

Don’t underestimate the athlete

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The Olympics may be over but the best is yet to come – the Paralympics. The Paralympics are by far the better show of athletic skill and heart. Despite this, these games are not well attended and there are hardly any Paralympic sports broadcast on Canadian TV. In 2010 I was posted in Whistler, B.C. as a Nordic sport writer … Read More

The promise of a flag

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You never know where life is going to take you. (This is a cliché and I always tell my memoir writing workshop participants never to use these sayings but today it’s OK.) Four years ago I was given a Swiss flag in Whistler and a request to reunite it with its owner in Switzerland when I could. And it happened … Read More

Passing the torch at the Sochi Olympics

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The countdown is on for the start of the Sochi Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games. I know several people who will be working behind the scenes in Russia. I was one of them four years ago as part of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games and will miss being part of the team this time. Posted in Whistler as a Nordic sport … Read More