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Friday, 16 October 2009

Vancouver unveil Medal Design for 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Question: Name the cities who have hosted the last three Olympic Winter Games?

Before you cheat and say Vancouver - you'd be wrong as the Canadian west coast city doesn't qualify for that question until late February next year.

Today the Vancouver Olympic Committee unveiled their designs for the Medals to be awarded at the Games. They are undulating rather than flat and have a native motif amongst the Olympic Rings.

They look good. Not great but they are different.

Just a note on the official website vancouver2010.com - the medal news today has spiked the site's hosting capabilities and it is down. Here's the screen shot that greets you trying to log into the official site...


Internal Server Error - Erreur interne de serveur

The server has encountered an unexpected internal error which has prevented it from displaying the requested page.

Please try again later. If you still experience problems, please e-mail info@vancouver2010.com

Le serveur a rencontré une erreur interne inattendue qui l’a empêché d’afficher la page demandée.

Veuillez réessayer plus tard. Si vous éprouvez toujours des problèmes, veuillez envoyer un courriel à l’adresse
info@vancouver2010.com


That's not a good sign at all... the Games haven't even started yet and the site can't deal with the spike in hits from a MEDAL DESIGN ANNOUNCEMENT!


I shudder to think how critically wounded the site would be when the Canadians win Gold in the Ice Hockey...


Answer: 2006 - Turin, Italy; 2002 - Salt Lake City, USA; 1998 - Nagano, Japan.

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