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Okay, don’t be alarmed. No one was shot or killed … except for the voice of BBC Sports Commentator Paul Bray at the Handball venue.
Paul has been one of the most devoted handball broadcasters of these Olympic Games. We have 38 commentary positions, which means that at any given time, there could be as many [...]
The main part of my job at the 2012 Summer Games in London is to install and test the gear in the Commentary Control Room and at the commentary positions in the Handball venue to make sure everyone is hearing everyone and everything they’re supposed to and seeing everyone and everything they’re supposed to. Once [...]
Most people in the world probably saw the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics. Naturally, since I work for Olympic Broadcasting, I had the best seat in the house.
Okay, that was an exaggeration. I had a decent seat in the pub that was showing the Opening Ceremonies on a big-screen TV.
Many people [...]
Last Wednesday night in London town was the night of Dress Rehearsal #2 for the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics. Exciting? Yes. Noisy? Way yes.
They have fireworks after all the rehearsals.
The rehearsals don’t end until about midnight.
I live right next to the Olympic Stadium.
Tonight (Friday) we’ll have the real thing. Seems like a [...]
In my last post, I mentioned that I would cover some of the more interesting security issues we are having to deal with here in London. Everything is, of course, being done for my protection and my convenience – if you believe all the signs posted everywhere.
The first thing I’ve noticed is that London [...]
If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know that every two years or so, I get the strong urge to travel. It could be a deep stirring in my soul that causes such wanderlust, but more than likely, it’s the paycheck I get from the Olympics. Sightseeing is always a nice bonus, but [...]
I hate it that, in my time here in Whistler, I haven’t done more posting to my blog. Two things stood in my way: long hours and a really lousy internet connection. Whistler, apparently having it’s own rate of exchange whereby a pack of gum, under the right conditions, could cost $4.00 US, [...]
Well, as promised, here are some more memories of Vancouver2010 as captured in photographs. (Click on any of the photos to see an enlarged image.) As I mentioned in an earlier post, lack of time and lack of a good internet connection kept me from keeping this blog as up-to-date as I would [...]
I wanted to take a quick moment to salute some of the people who make life here away from my family bearable. I don’t say this to mean that most of the people I work with are UN-bearable, but the traveling media crew is a tough lot. They’re a hard working group that [...]
With apologies to the late author Douglas Adams for my title to this post, here is an introductory glance at life in Whistler and around the Sliding Center compound.
Whistler, British Columbia, is a beautiful alpine village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. It’s a ski resort and snowboarder’s paradise. Having said [...]