“Until 2003, apparently no one in China curled. Now the Chinese women are world champions and hope to upset Canada in their Olympic debut.”—NYTimes (Feb 14th) - Inside the Rings: China Grooms Team to Become a Powerhouse
Chief Medical Officer for the 2010 Olympics, Jack Taunton says organizers sought to structure medical services in such a way as to limit the burden placed on local hospitals.
VANOC will provide care for athletes and the ‘Olympic family’ in a pair of 10 000 square-foot “polyclinics” that have been established in the middle of the action: one in Whistler and another near the Olympic village and Vancouver’s downtown core.
“I don’t think in terms of being an icon; I think about being a role model to my own kids. If what I do transcends that, fine. But I’m not trying to present an image that’s not me.”—Tony Hawk from For Tony Hawk, the Skateboard Is a Canvas - NY Times
“Journalists are people, parents and participants in own communities, but our privileged positions demand that we remain alert to any situations that could create a real or perceived conflict of interest. And when in doubt, it’s always preferable to disclose.”—Opinion: Full disclosure for journalists via Toronto Star