I sat down with 2-time Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel. Sometimes interviews take on a life of their own and get AWESOME! We talked about lululemon, Olympic medals, Vancity, tough races…she even showed me how to do the Gator Chomp. Check it out!
The 28 days until May 14th were a lot of fun! I had the chance to follow very closely the BC Provincial Election, and it was compelling from start to finish. BC politics are rarely boring. Election night proved it yet again. Christy Clark and her BC Liberals pulled off a surprise win, even taking a few extra seats in Legislature. Here are some interviews I did in the weeks leading up.
For immediate release from CiTR CIS Women’s Ice Hockey Championship 2012-2013 Season Finale on CiTR 101.9 FM Sports March 7, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia — CiTR 101.9 FM Vancouver proudly announces live play-by-play broadcast coverage of the Canadian Interuniversity (CIS) Women’s Ice Hockey Championship March 7-10. Canada West conference champion University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will contend for the national title — for the first time in the program history — in the finale of their ‘Cinderella’ turnaround season in … →
For immediate release Canada West Women’s Ice Hockey Playoffs Continue on CiTR 101.9 FM Sports February 21, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia — CiTR 101.9 FM Vancouver proudly announces live play-by-play broadcast coverage of women’s varsity ice hockey as the Canada West Conference playoffs continue on Friday, February 22. The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will travel to Saskatchewan to battle the University of Regina Cougars in a best-of-three semi-final series. Regina and UBC face off in Game 1 at 5:00 … →
This week word spread that Lance Armstrong had made a long awaited confession regarding performance enhancing drugs during a taped interview with Oprah. Which is no surprise. As a colleague pointed out, Oprah is one tough lady. She’s not going to give you airtime for anything less than the truth. His full interview will air in a few days and I’m sure it will answer many questions. Did you Lance? For how long? Who did it involve? Why Lance? I’m … →
Last night I met with some top notch people. Actually, the official purpose of the evening was to review a book we all read called “The Start-Up of You”. That fully makes it a book club. I’m not even ashamed to say that. It was a Sunday night, whatever, no one does anything classically cool on a Sunday night. More important is that I really enjoyed that little bit of time and it gave me the opportunity to talk with … →
Originally appearing at SwimSwam.com, September 14, 2012 Chances are that if you’re an age group or collegiate swimmer, you’ve been back in the pool for over a week now. Just long enough to be a little sore and to remember how hard swimming actually is. Also, you’re probably starting to miss what it was like in the off-season, (all two weeks of it), when you were able to act like a real person. Since I’m convinced that I’ve characterized all … →
It is entirely possible that for the month of August, my television will contribute to at least half of my electricity bill. That’s because it was always on. Right up until the closing ceremonies on August 12th my Samsung burned in the background, filling my office with the athletic feats of the world’s best. I have to say, it was easy to get wrapped up in the rings. CTV’s coverage was visually stunning. Across all their networks and platforms, (fancy words … →
Originally posted SwimSwam.com Storylines abound in the women’s category. There are young stars in the making, and veterans seeking final glory. Here are a few women’s races you just can’t miss. Day 2 – Women’s 100 Butterfly VOLLMER VS. SJÖSTRÖM Every swimming fan loves a heavyweight tilt. (By heavyweight we mean swimming credentials of course). In one corner we have Vollmer, as the 2011 World Champion and current world #1, racing the current World Record holder Sjöström. The young Swede, (who … →
Also appearing on SwimSwam.com: Since Beijing, Ryan Lochte has legitimately swum himself into the same stratosphere as Michael Phelps. Whether or not their rivalry is real, or by definition a rivalry at all, people are talking about Ryan and Michael as equals. But they’re not. Lochte is currently the bigger star. He has been for some time. He is currently more accomplished, more recognizable and overall more interesting. In a sport like swimming, we often measure athletes against each other … →