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Myth of Green Olympics, Women Ski Jumpers Standoff, Businesses Urged to Open Toilets: Today's Olympic Round Up

Day 15 Torchbearer 4 Michael Dinn carries the flame on Alternate Mode of Transportation in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland Labrador.

Here's what's been making Olympics headlines:

Myth of Green Olympics Forum at UBC Monday Nov.16:
Member of No One is Illegal and the Olympic Resistance Network as well as an indigenous activist speak on the myth and reality of games.

Women Ski Jumpers in Vancouver Court Room Today:
A ruling should be announced to see whether ski jumping will be inclusive to women for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

2010 Olympics to 'Lure' Investors:
Does branding Vancouver in light of the Olympics lead to a greater position on the international business stage?

Meet Speed Skating's Finest (video):
Jay Morrison and Cristina Groves represent Canada and speak on what skating means to them and the challenges to overcome.

Saturday November 14th:
100,000 tickets on sale: Gold medal hockey, curling, & opening and closing ceremony tickets.

Vancouver 2010 Official Souvenir Program:
The 148-page program, priced at $17.85 Cdn. plus taxes, also includes a comprehensive guide to Games venues, schedules, sports, and maps.

Olympic Job Creation Reduced to 25:
Lack of governmental marketing does not open the 12,000 jobs as stated by Premier Campbell, rather, no more than 100.

Torch Makes its Way to Petty Harbour Newfoundland:
The journey continues in Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

Businesses are Urged to Open up their Toilets During Olympics:
65,000 to 135,000 spectators in downtown Vancouver need toilets and 1,600 portable toilets might not be enough. The business organization will compile a list of businesses that will open their W/C to the public.

Welcome Mat to Help the Homeless:
1,500 to 2,000 homeless in Vancouver will receive a charitable twist during Olympics. Donations help homelessness. 

Amy Gough, Abbotsford
She gets 2nd at 51.36 seconds and finishes as Top Canadian at World Cup Skeleton Race Podium.

 

 

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