2010 Olympics Blog

2010 Olympic Trip Conclusions: 12 Things Everyone Should Know

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I left Whistler on another gorgeous, bright winter morning. Unfortunately, obligations exist. So I headed down to Vancouver in hopes of filling my mom’s order for several pairs of those cheesy mittens and curling tickets. I spun through a mall but, alas, no mittens. I spun through the Vancouver Olympic Center’s box office and, realizing […]

2010 Olympics Day 9: Downhill, Slalom, And The Human Missile Events

Friday, February 19, 2010

Today officially marks the beginning of the end of this escapade through Vancouver and Whistler’s Olympics, but in true Wick style, I need to end it with a bang (insert innuendo here). By that I mean a day jam packed with Olympic events. I caught three different disciplines, but none are legitimate events, really. The […]

2010 Olympics Day 8: Cross Country Skiing And Barenaked Ladies (Not That Kind)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I survived the hangover of 2010, and got up early this morning so I could catch a bus to Whistler Olympic Park, about 9 km down the Sea-To-Sky Highway from Whistler Village. I had a ticket to the Classic Style Cross Country Sprint races. Since I’m cross country skiing illiterate, I really had no idea […]

2010 Olympics Day 6: Men’s Downhill And Whistler’s Olympic Revelry

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My head could spontaneous explode at any moment, so if this blog stops randomly in the middle of a sentence, someone call my parents. The showcase event of any Olympics is the men’s downhill skiing competition. This one is no different. When I was looking at tickets before I came, this was the event I […]

2010 Olympics Days 4-5: Luge (The Wildest Sport On Earth)

Monday, February 15, 2010

I believe I described skeleton, right here on TheExpeditioner.com, as “extreme headfirst sledding, in tights, somewhere within Avatar’s Pandora.” I still hold that to be true (stay tuned, there might be some tickets for these shenanigans in my future). So take that description, replace “headfirst” with “feet first,” and you have the most accurate picture […]

Olympics Day 3: 12 Hours In Vancouver (Mardi Gras — Olympics Style)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

There’s really no excuse for me to only spend 12 hours in a city like this, or any city for that matter, but alas, I’m trying to keep a schedule. Vancouver: bustling, urban, chic, innovative, I had to see it all. Could I? I mean, I had Opening Ceremony parties to attend to. Whether I […]

2010 Olympics Day 2: Smitten By Whistler-Blackcomb

Saturday, February 13, 2010

“Dude, wake up.” “What?” I felt like I was coming out of a coma. “It’s snowing. Get your shit, we’re skiing today, and no one’s gonna be on the mountain.” I didn’t need a whole lot of prodding. He could’ve stopped at “snowing” and I would’ve been in. Whistler-Blackcomb Resort is one of those places […]

2010 Olympics Day 1: Preparation

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Olympic Games (exhale). Well, not quite yet. Those officially start Friday, but don’t tell Whistler. Based on their scurried preparation all day, I’d say they know how much time they have down to the second. For me, my trip to the 2010 Games started with a fourteen-hour drive and a late-night pitcher of dark […]

TheExpeditioner.com Is Headed To The 2010 Olympic Games

Friday, January 29, 2010

86 events, 17 days, 5500 participants from 80 different countries, 3 billion television viewers, and 1 managing editor sent to stir up the pot and see what happens. Yes, the rumors are true: I will be loading up my camera, skis, tickets, and computer and heading to Whistler on February 9th for roughly a week, to see what all […]

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