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Coyne v. Wells on the Olympics

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Coyne v. Wells on the Olympics

  1. Rejected Olympic Slogans:

    1. Go For Gold.
    2. Go For The Podium.
    3. Do Your Best.
    4. If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try, Again.
    5. It's An Honour To Even Be Here.

    • took a quick survey here…6 out of 8 thought # 3 was the best…

    • I like them all.

      Seriously though, it is the slogan itself that just rubs me a little bit the wrong way, although I'm not sure what slogan would have been better. I can mostly support the sentiment behind the slogan.

  2. I hope that the friendliness and camaraderie being displayed in Vancouver during the Olympics DOES stick around. I agree with Coyne – I truly wish Vancouver could loosen up and "let their hair down" more often. Don't get me wrong, I love Vancouver. It's a beautiful city with a highly evolved music scene (my primary reason for visiting), but I can only tolerate it for a few days at a time. I used to find my hometown (Calgary) to be a little cool on the friendliness scale, but after a every stint in Vancouver, I revel in the fact that Calgarians hold open doors, make eye contact, and even (gasp) smile once in a while.
    Let's hope that some of the Olympic spirit lingers after the games are finished.

  3. It turns out that Canada really did own the podium tonight, thanks to Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse, Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown.

  4. What a difference a tuque makes!! With that outfit Coyne could be any one of the hundreds of guys wandering around Home Depot on the weekend.

    And what's up with Bettman/the NHL waffling about the availability of the players for the 2014 games?

  5. Paul, I love how you were able to work in support for the high-speed rail into the conversation. You should have added the Humber Jazz programme and maybe MaRS for good measure.

    A country of Excellence all around I say!

  6. Hi there. I was and still am, opposed to the statement,"own the podium".I think it smacks of possessiceness and arrogance.Yes, a persons (or nations) reach should exceed our grasp but "OWNING" it goes too far .It put too much pressure on our athletes and it arrogantly assumes our thletes are better than everyone elses athletes..I think a statement like "GO FOR THE PODIUM" WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.

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