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CTV Airing Olympic Games Anniversary Special Tonight

CTV Airing Olympic Games Anniversary Special Tonight

By Sarah Klein

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games (CNW GROUP)

It’s been one year since Canadians were glued to their televisions for 17-days to watch the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Host broadcaster CTV is now giving viewers the opportunity to relive some of the best moments from the Games.

Tonight, CTV will air a two-hour Olympic Anniversary Special at 9 p.m. CT.

The broadcast will include interviews with Canadian Olympians, highlights from the Games’ best moments and never before seen footage from behind the scenes.

Encore presentations will air on TSN Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Monday at 12:30 p.m.

“The special also includes stories and photos from Canadians across the country, as well as the Bell Memorable Moment — the most memorable moment of the Games, as chosen by Canadians in an online poll,” a news release from the network read.

Manitoban Olympians Honoured at Ceremony

Four of Manitoba’s Olympic athletes were honoured Tuesday at a ceremony in the rotunda at the Manitoba Legislature.

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Speed skaters Clara Hughes, Kyle Parrott, Cindy Klassen, and biathlete Megan Imrie, were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Hughes was the only athlete to win a medal at the Games, picking up a bronze in the women’s 5000-metre long track event.

Premier Greg Selinger and Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson, minister responsible for sport, led the ceremony.

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Dick Pound Speaking at Winnipeg Business Lunch

The former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a member of VANOC’s Board of Directors is set to address members of Winnipeg’s business community today at a luncheon.

Dick Pound has been a member of the IOC since 1978 and has been involved in virtually every aspect of the Olympic Games since then.

Pound will deliver the keynote address at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at 12:40 p.m. at the Fairmont Winnipeg.

The speech is expected to highlight the inner workings of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Manitoba Celebrates Gold Medallist Jon Montgomery

Manitoba Celebrates Gold Medallist Jon Montgomery

Manitobans came together Sunday for a gigantic celebration to honour Olympic gold medallist Jon Montgomery.

About 7,000 people from neighbouring communities gathered in Russell for a parade to honour the hometown boy, who won gold in men’s skeleton at the Vancouver Olympics on February 19. Dignitaries, politicians, fans and supporters of the athlete all gathered in the town’s hall as Montgomery made his way on stage shortly after having his winning performance played again for the crowd on giant screens.

Gold-coloured shirts sporting the slogan “Montgomery Gold: Mission Accomplished” were the official wardrobe of the day, with a number of the T-shirts becoming collector’s items after Montgomery signed dozens of them for fans.

Speaking with reporters late afternoon, Montgomery said he’ll be back in Winnipeg on Monday to fly out to Quebec, before heading on to St. John’s, NL next month to be a presenter at the 2010 Juno Awards.

Our partners at iTVBrandon.com streamed the festivities live and did a fantastic job to bring the experience to those who couldn’t be there.

Watch some of the media scrum they shot below:

Watch video of the reception Montgomery received Friday afternoon at the Winnipeg airport.

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Jon Montgomery Touches Down in Winnipeg (VIDEO)

Manitoba Olympic gold medallist Jon Montgomery arrived at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport just before 3 p.m. Friday. Montgomery flew in from Toronto in preparation for a homecoming celebration in Russell on Sunday.

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The men’s skeleton athlete from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games was greeted by throngs of well-wishers, friends, family and fans. The Winnipeg Airports Authority invited the public to attend the celebration and volunteers handed out pom-poms to the crowd.

More details on Sunday’s parade, barbeque and other festivities in Russell are available at MontgomeryGold.ca.

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Jon Montgomery Returning Home This Weekend

Sports News - February 21, 2010

After a whirlwind experience at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games — including a gold medal win in men’s skeleton — Manitoba boy Jon Montgomery is returning home.

The 31-year-old athlete/car salesman/auctioneer will be the guest of honour at a community celebration in his hometown of Russell, Manitoba on Sunday, March 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. A parade and barbeque has been planned, and numerous dignitaries are also expected to attend. Speaking of the barbeque … organizers say 25 buffet stations will be available! Mmmm.

Winnipeg fans will get a chance to meet the gold medallist on Friday afternoon when he lands at James Richardson International Airport. Montgomery will be arriving at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Air Canada Flight 263 at Gate A.

New York Radio Station Bans Canadian Music Over Hockey Win

By Brian Schultz

Sports News - March 01, 2010

A radio station in Buffalo, New York refused to play Canadian music Monday in response to Team Canada’s gold medal hockey win over the U.S. Sunday.

103.3 The Edge announced its plans on their website prior to canning Canadian content. American listeners joined in on the fun, by encouraging the station to continue to ban northern music permanently until the next Olympics.

“We hope you understand our passive-aggressiveness,” read part of the message on The Edge’s site.

The station said it’s nothing personal, but they needed to do something to make them feel superior to us, even if it was just for a day.

Canada’s Olympic Skating Stars Coming to MTS Centre

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Four of Canada’s most celebrated figure skaters from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games are coming to Winnipeg.

Gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, along with bronze medallist Joannie Rochette and three-time Canadian National Champion Patrick Chan will take part in Stars on Ice on Thursday, May 6.

The star-studded lineup also includes Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé and David Pelletier and Jeffrey Buttle.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $31 via Ticketmaster.

Winnipeg Celebrates Canada’s Gold Medal Hockey Win

Winnipeg Celebrates Canada’s Gold Medal Hockey Win


Thousands of Winnipeggers poured into the streets of downtown after Team Canada’s 3-2 win Sunday over the U.S. in overtime shortly after Sidney Crosby put away the final and deciding goal.

The fun began as fans who packed MTS Centre to watch the game made their way to Portage and Main. An impromptu hockey game was played, as police controlled traffic in the area as fans gathered in groups at multiple corners of the busy intersection.

Those who took part in the fun shared the celebrations via Twitter and YouTube.

View the photo gallery below.

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Image credit: Kerry Stevenson