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Media at the 2010 Olympic Games: Reporters Call Mayor "Hot"

While the mayor focussed on issues ranging from Vancouver's branding as the "Green Capital" of the world, homelessness, and explained why he thought Vancouver was the most livable city in the world (beauty and diveristy), some reporters seemed to have heard it already and had their minds on other things. When the press conference ended, media representatives packed up their gear and a local radio reporter told a local print reporter, that Mayor Gregor Robertson's new name was "Clark Kent."


The print reporter understood instantly what she was referring to and said, "He's been wearing those glasses for some time. "Have you ever checked on Twitter to see how many times someone called Gregor hot?" 


The radio reporter hadn't but said she wasn't surprised. "Gregor's" good looks were a "relief," she said.


"At least if we have to sit and listen to them (politicians) all the time we can look at someone hot. If you think of what we've had to look at over the last years..."


She mentioned the names of two previous Vancouver mayors.


The two women agreed these mayors were "harder" on the eyes.


The conversation moved on to social housing.


 A Hindi reporter talked her story into the phone, repeating "Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson" over and over with a Hindi accent. Enunciating it to no apparent avail. Trying again. The person on the other end of the line didn't compute.


Behind me, another reporter talked into a walkie-talkie.  "We are still wandering through the broadcast centre here looking for various clients.  We should be wrapped up before or shortly after lunch. Over," he said.


That was a Roger, apparently.  But the story wasn't over.  It had only just begun.

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