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Bilodeau, Ricker, BC Oysters and More Make BC Media Centre a Compelling Narrative for International Journalists

Alex Bilodeau addresses the media in a photograph by Linda Solomon

The media crowd to get a shot of Alex Bilodeau after he becomes first Canadian to take a Gold Medal on Canadian soil during the 2010 Winter Games.

Alex Bilodeau (centre) with Peter Judge (left) talks about his relationship with his brother. "That medal was for him," he said.

Premier Gordon Campbell waits for Gold Medalist Maelle Ricker to address the press.  When she arrives, he leaps to his feet to congratulate her.

Maelle Ricker (below left) discusses her gold medal.  She says she feels a little shaken and is taking things a moment at t ime.

James Tansey (below centre)  of Carbon Offsetters tells the story of how Green these Games have been.

BC Oyster Growers fed the international media bucketloads of oysters from around the province.

 

A journalist from Washington, D.C. commented that BC oysters taste better than east coast oysters.

A former lawyer turned digital journalist at the BC Oyster Grower's event.

An open door and an empty office at the media centre....

Outside the media centre, crowds lined up to purchase tickets to Olympic events, while on the sidelines a man sought tickets from those already in possession of them.

And everywhere, there were crowds...

 

 

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