The 2010 Canadian Olympics are Sparking Conversation

Every time I flip over to the News I see some new group finding a new reason to hate the Olympics. Canada has finally been lucky enough to be the host to the 2010 winter Olympics, but I suppose with all the benefits the Olympics brings the economy, it also brings out the Negative Nancy’s crying foul. In a politically correct society there’s always bound to be somebody upset. Thankfully there are people with common sense writing about how powerful the 2010 Games will be.

I personally am a huge supporter of the Olympics and hope to see more of Canada’s youth strive to be on the podium some day. In the past, Canada didn’t make it that easy for athletes to concentrate on their training, but it seems with the boost in recognition with having the Olympics here on home turf, that mindset should begin to change.

Julie Ovenell-Carter at theseboots.travel (another fantastic Canadian travel blog) wrote a witty post on the Top 5 reasons to hate the 2010 Olympics – which believe it or not shows the benefits locals will have from the 2010 Olympics.

Over at Straight.com, Charlie Smith did a great write up on how many of the Ski Hills are hoping to benefit from the 2010 Olympics including the many smaller ski hills in the surrounding area.

Go check out 2010vanfan.ca, where Andrea is keeping tabs on the Vancouver Olympics. She’s got some amazing photos and has been counting down the days until it all begins! There’s lots of great information here if you’re planning on being in Vancouver during the Olympics.

We’re only a few weeks away, so I hope you will all find some time to watch the 2010 Vancouver Olympics! Grab your popcorn, your beer, your chips, your dip, and watch what could be the best Winter Olympics yet.

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  • http://2010vanfan.ca Andrea – 2010vanfan

    Thanks for the mention! It makes me so happy to hear from people keen on the Games! Go Canada Go!
    .-= Andrea – 2010vanfan´s last blog ..39 days to go – 2010vanfan goes to Hawaii =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Andrea – I should be thanking you, whenever I poke through your site I get super pumped up for the games. Can’t wait!

      @Candice – Me too! I’m hoping to win the lotto or something before they start, might be able to make it then. Fingers crossed!

  • http://www.candicedoestheworld.com Candice

    Totally pumped for the 2010 olympics, I wish I could be in Vancouver for all the shenanigans!
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..Doing Canada: Where I’m Going and Where I’ve Been =-.

  • http://www.theseboots.travel Julie Ovenell-Carter

    Thanks for the shout-out Corbin–I really had fun writing that little piece. We can’t (and in fact, we *shouldn’t*) silence the nay-sayers, but we sure can try to drown ‘em out!

    cheers,
    Julie

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Julie – I should be thanking you! I love reading you’re posts. Thanks for stoppin by! Lookin forward to reading more from you!

  • http://www.shorttraveltips.com Vi@Travel Tips

    Sadly I will miss this Olympics, unless I’ll find tv set in Himalayas :)
    .-= Vi@Travel Tips´s last blog ..Free wireless internet in Bangkok airport (BKK) =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Vi – Best of luck in the Himalayas, I hear both CBC and NBC will be putting up some live Olympics content on their websites, so you might be able to catch a bit of the action if you’ve got a decent highspeed connection! Ciao

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