'With Glowing Hearts' is 2010 Olympics slogan

Re: 'With Glowing Hearts' is 2010 Olympics slogan

Postby deja vu on Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:40 pm

TorontoStar:

Councillor Doug Ford says the mayor’s office has rejected an overture for Toronto to participate in a bid for the Olympic Games.

Ford said he and his brother, Mayor Rob Ford, last week reviewed, and quickly rejected, a “preliminary sheet” from a civic group exploring the feasibility of a bid. The councillor said the idea of a Toronto Olympics is “nice” but the city is in no financial shape to take a risk on the Games. Toronto, which will host the Pan Am Games in 2015, has twice failed to land the Games, losing to Atlanta for 1996 and Beijing for 2008.



Too bad the Ex BC Premier didn't think about not having the cash before he put his weight behind the Vancouver Games. Yes it was a success but the financial end of things was not.
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Re: 'With Glowing Hearts' is 2010 Olympics slogan

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:00 pm

I'm having difficulty retrieving a news item about a paramedic who was part of the team that came to the Georgian luger's aid after his accident. The paramedic experienced post-traumatic stress disorder and recently put on a public event symbolizing what PTSD felt like for him. He remains in contact with the luger's family in Georgia.
Found a different website: https://www.firefightingnews.com/former-paramedic-finds-hope-healing-raising-awareness-post-traumatic-stress/

Today, there is a news article about the safety of the 2010 luge run:
[quote The study released Wednesday by researchers at the University of British Columbia into the death and the track's safety found that high speed and athlete inexperience have been the top contributing factors to injuries and accidents on the track in Whistler, which is also used for bobsleigh and skeleton events.

"With an overall injury rate of 0.5 per cent, the track is pretty comparable to 16 other sliding tracks across the planet," said lead investigator Peter Cripton, a professor of mechanical engineering whose research focuses on biomechanics.

"It was the athletes' experience level and start location that had significant impacts on the frequency and severity of injuries." ][/quote]
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6403985-whistler-luge-track-not-significantly-more-dangerous-than-others-study/
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