Beijing Summer Olympics 2008

In preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games, the Canadian Olympic Team announced earlier this week that four specialists who will help ensure athletes are fully supported in their quest for the podium. Dr. Julia Alleyne has been named chief medical officer, Marc Rizzardo (of SportMedBC) chief therapist , Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan lead mental performance consultant and Marnie McBean specialist, athlete preparation. "We are assembling the best, most experienced team of specialists to help athletes and team members – in partnership with NSFs – turn in their best performance at the 2012 Olympic...
I wonder if the crane will cease to be the official bird of Beijing now that the Games are over?? Time will tell how things go.... Closing ceremonies were pretty good, but not the best. There was one really neat part with a bunch of performers on wires above the infield with clouds above them.
Rod Mickleburgh in Wednesday's Globe and Mail details outgoing Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan's impressions on how China did hosting the Paralympics and what Vancouver should look to achieve when it's turn to host them arrives in 2010.
Things in the Village are a changing...deals are being made and they don't start with "hey lady". Everyone is starting to make their trades, and the Canada back packs and bags are a hot item.
So, it was an eventful night last night for Deanna (athletic therapist) and I. When we got to the Park Plaza Hotel they informed us that we needed our passport to check in.
Geoffrey York in Monday's Globe and Mail writes on how a pro league may arise from the interest in Wheelchair Rugby: and Canada's athletes are well positioned to excel. The sport, already celebrated in a popular documentary movie and cheered by crowds of thousands at international tournaments, is introducing new rule
So far today, Earl Connor won a gold in the T42 100 meters!! Chantal Petitclerc set a world and Paralympic record in the 200 meters in her heat (the final is later today).
Great article by the Canadian Press details Canadian Wheelchair Basketballer James Borisoff's off court pursuits as a biomedical engineer who has designed an ultralight wheelchair for sports competition: "It's definitely been a product of my experience," said the Vancouver resident.
The other day (Thursday, Sept 11) was the rowing finals. Steve in the arms only category and Caitlin and Pepito in the doubles were all happy with their performance, making improvements each day. The 4's were racing in the A final, and finished 6th.
It is cooler today - only 29 degrees! A light haze over the sky must be helping to filter out some of the direct sun rays.

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