An Irish Perspective on the Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony

14 02 2010

From the Irish Independent: “Vancouver, apparently, has been consistently rated “the world’s most liveable city”, an experiment in multiculturalism that has achieved improbable levels of harmony despite the fact that for 52 per cent of the population, English is not their first language. And Canada itself is currently in vogue as a cool, progressive country where they’re not big on nationalism or patriotic fervour. “We may not wave the flag like other countries, we are quietly proud,” said Kerrin Lee-Gartner, an Olympic gold medal winner in downhill skiing. And their opening ceremony was suitably classy. Or at least it managed to keep the ludicrousness to a minimum.”



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