2010/02/12 Update-2: CBC Report Olympic torch’s long journey at emotional end.
2010/02/12 Update-1: Video of Torch Relay in Stanley Park, Vancouver.
2010/02/09 Update: Video of Torch Relay in Richmond.
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Special 2010/02/14 Update:
Now the Torch relay has completed, the Torch cam has finished its job. All things considered, the Torchcam has done a great job in its first ever operation. There are things to be improved but like any new groundbreaking inventions, there are always room for improvement.
CTV is doing a great job putting up a Live Webcam @ Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay with a Google map show where they are. You can also follow the Torch at Twitter. Check these out, quite cool. Got to see a bit of Canada and where the Torch is traveling.
I’ve blogged more about the live webcast technology in “Dejero Labs – Powering Live Webcast of Olympic Torch Relay“.
P.S. At the end of the day, it is not the about the Olympic flame. It is not about the Olympic Torch. It is not even about the famous Canadian stars and people carrying the Torch. It is about the lovely Canadian towns and cities that the Olympic Flame has traveled to. It is about the Canadian hearts and minds the Olympic spirit has touched. It is about us.
The following are pictures of some Olympic Torchbearers: John Ells, Rodney Helpard, Cia Tweel, Sarah Bryson, Sidney Crosby, and Mallory Sanford on a Zamboni. I’ve also included a video clip of Sidney.
Here is a video of our beloved Sidney Crosby running with the Olympic Torch. (sorry no audio).
CTV has a report with better picture, “Sidney Crosby runs with Olympic flame in Halifax“.
Note 1: The @CTVOtorch Live Webcam went down or became “temporarily unavailable” many times over the live broadcast, including moments during the Sidney Crosby coverage. Now, considering the complexity of this brand new technology, I think it did an admirable job.
Note 2: For the record, the following are some of the Twitter updates @CTVOtorch at the time of me writing this blog entry (the first picture captured at the top of this post) showing who are carrying the Torch and where the Torch is going next, etc. And the status in French too!
Le flambeau est en train de passer d’Enfield à Waverly, N.S.
8 minutes ago from TweetDeck
We are finished in Enfield and are now on the way to Waverly, N.S.
10 minutes ago from TweetDeck
Larry Corbin is carrying the torch in Enfield, N.S.
15 minutes ago from TweetDeck
Richard Niedermayer is the current torchbearer in Enfield, N.S.
18 minutes ago from TweetDeck
We are now in Enfield. N.S.
19 minutes ago from TweetDeck
Donna MacNeil is currently carrying the torch.
20 minutes ago from TweetDeck
John Marshall has the torch!
23 minutes ago from TweetDeck
Actuellement, Elizabeth Wile porte la flamme.
26 minutes ago from TweetDeck
Elizabeth Wile is the current flame runner in Elmsdale, N.S.
P.P.S. “Crosby to join Olympic torch run in Halifax“. Sidney is cool but I think the story is the Canadians in big or small places across the country.
P.P.P.S. (Feb 13th, 2010) I am surprised and disappointed my favourite Olympic Champion Donovan Bailey wasn’t asked to carry the torch.