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Photo essay: 2010 Winter Olympics Torch relay in Victoria, Canada

by Azadeh Azad
09-Nov-2009
 
The Olympic Flame that was lit in Olympia, Greece, on October 22, 2009, finally arrived in Victoria, British Columbia (BC), on October 30th, where and when the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay began its 106-day, 45,000-kilometre cross-Canada journey. The cross-country journey will be completed at Vancouver’s BC Place on February 12, 2010, as it lights the Olympic Cauldron, signaling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Here, I'd like to balance all the Olympic hoopla in the media by relating some of the Cassandra facts exposed (with sources) by the Olympic Resistance Network groups >>> more
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Red Wine

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آزاده جان، متأسفانه برنامه ریزی در قدرت من نیست و من به سفارش تلویزیون، کانال یک فرانسه، کانال اودیسه و کانال دولتی کانادا به شمال کانادا خواهم رفت تا از نزدیک با سرخ پوستان آنجا آشنا بشوم.

در آنجا گروهی را همراهی خواهم کرد که از قبل آنجا هستند و هفته‌ها مشغول به کار !

و داد و بیداد از سرما که این سوز و آن وزش باد سرد،برگ‌های گرم خاطره‌های من را به دامان زمستان خواهد برد...

و من عاجز... شاهد پوسیدگی روحم خواهد بود که برای آخرین بار به انتظار بهار سر از زانو بر میدارد و هنوز هیچ ... !

حتما سر فرصت به مناطق دیگر کانادا سر خواهم زد...

سر شما سبز و دلتان همیشه بهار .

 


Ali9 Akbar

I looked at the pictures and they were interesting...

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Now I wonder how many of these native people want to come down to the United States to CLOSE DOWN the Gambling Casinos that exist on tribal lands.....  You gripe about the activities of one organization YET SAY NOTHING about the the activities of others who are your own people...

 

Look up the definition of HYPOCRISY   and get back to me.....

 

toodles 


yolanda

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Thank you for the all photos. I like the photos with native people. I am excited about the Winter Games 'cause I like to watch figure skating and a little bit of ice-dancing. I don't care about skiing, biathlon, and curling. I still remember the Calgary Winter Games!

Thank you for sharing and thank you for the article! It is amazing that your article is loaded with statistics. Thank you for your hard work!

yolanda


Azadeh Azad

Ali9 Akbar

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You need to click on the word "more" to get to the following page in order to find out what the facts are.

http://iranian.com/main/2009/nov/olympic-blunder

Good luck,

Azadeh


Azadeh Azad

Dear Red Wine

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My pleasure. I don't like cold and winter either; that's why I now live on Vancouver Island (instead of Montreal Island) where the climate is Mediterranean - I still have roses in my garden. Whistler is the only skiing town in British Columbia.

Anyway, welcome to Beautiful BC, but please do come back in spring or summer :-)

Cheers,

Azadeh


Red Wine

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از فصل زمستان ، از برف، از سرما، تنها افسردگیهایش را دوست دارم...

این عجیب است که چرا بنده که شمیران زاده هستم(۶ نسل و ۶ شجره نامه تا آنجا که ما خبر داریم!)، هم چین میانه خوبی با این فصل خاکستری ندارم ! دلیلش هم واضح است، بعد از سالها زندگی‌ در میان کشور‌های با آب و هوای مدیترانه، تحمل سرما برایم سخت و دشوار است .

یکی‌ از دلایلی که تا به حال به کانادا سفر نکرده ام،به همین خاطر است ! ولی‌ دست تقدیر این بار خواهد که به آنجا بروم...

از عکسها لذت برده شد.

کمال تشکر را از شما دارم.