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  • Vancouver Media Watch: Top Stories from Canada


    02/18/10

    (ATR) Canadian media defends the 2010 Games, heaps praise on U.S. athletes and scorns TV commentators.

    Edmonton Journal
    The UK Press takes the gold medal for cheap shots, according to an editorial cartoon.


    Toronto Star


    Toronto Star gives readers a top 10 list of Olympic rituals. Cheese, Star Wars and panties are part of the list.

    Dave Perkins calls U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn "Superhuman."

    Rosie DiManno profiles gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White. DiManno: "Shaun White, California snowboarder, is a tangle of contradictions. He is also, however it's measured, the most awesome and inventive and daring snow-channeling specialist on the planet."

    National Post

    With the sun now out, Brian Hutchison says "the gloom over these 2010 Olympic Winter Games lifted."

    Noah Love launches a tirade at NBC and CTV Olympic commentators.

    Bruce Arthur says it way too early to call Vancouver 2010 the "worst Games ever" especially compared to past Olympics. Arthur: "If you're scoring the rest, you want to judge these Games as worse than Munich, where athletes were taken hostage and killed? Worse than Atlanta, where in addition to logistical nightmares -- and the fact that they gave homeless people one-way bus tickets -- a bomb actually went off?"

    Is Canada's women's hockey team in a no win situation after outscoring its first three opponents 41-2? Adam McDowell analyzes the situation in hockey nation, McDowell : "The problem: If the Canadians continue to pot goals every few minutes against weaker opponents, they are accused of running up the score; and if they hold back, they risk making their sport look bad and humiliating their opponents even more. "

    Whistler is a village of visitors during the Olympics. Joe O'Connor has been looking for a Whistler residents since the opening ceremony with no success.

    Vancouver Sun

    Harvey Enchin examines the Olympic brand.

    The growth of internet provides a challenge for NBC says the Vancouver Sun.

    The Olympics could be the best opportunity to promote ski helmets, says doctors.

    Vancouver 24
    The Olympics feel like the 86 Expo says Mike Klassen

    Montreal Gazette
    "Canadian Olympic Cock-Up" is the headline an editorial cartoon criticizing the fence around the cauldron

    An op-ed says figure skating is not a sport.


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