VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – With hundreds of events and activities happening during the Olympics, it’s impossible for News1130 to get to all of them.  Luckily, the Internet is full of social media experts weighing in on and covering the Games.  

Here’s a list of some of the blogs to watch in 2010:

Miss604: Possibly Vancouver’s most famous blogger will be covering the Games from a positive local angle.  She’ll be stopping by News1130 before and during the Olympics.  We’ll also be checking in with her often to find out what’s happening outside those venues, from tweetups to free stuff. Her Olympic content.

2010VanFan: With 210 days before the Games, Andrea decided she would blog every day until the Olympics.  In her words, “I am going to be posting from a positive viewpoint.  This doesn’t mean I am blind to some of the problems but instead that I choose to celebrate the benefits, the joy and the fun that the Olympic and Paralympic Games are bringing to Vancouver.”

VancouverAccess2010:  “…a collection of multi-media content; blog posts, pictures and videos covering the various winter/summer sports and cultural events during the past several games.” Now, the group of seasoned social media veterans are covering the Olympics in Vancouver.

Nicole’s 2010 Experience: She’s giving her side of the Games as someone who splits their time between Yaletown and Pemberton.

Jeff Lee: The Vancouver Sun reporter has put together likely the most extensive maps of the Games – it covers everything from venues and events to history and transportation issues.

Citycaucus:  Usually a political site, the team there has put together one of the best lists of free events during the Games. 

Twitter: While there is no set twitter hashtag for the Games, be sure to add @News1130Radio and @News1130Sports for coverage during the Olympics. If that’s too long, get our attention with our hashtag, #1130.  

Our online media partners:

Rogers Sportsnet

680News Toronto

The Fan590

Olympic Links:

Vancouver2010 – The Official Olympics website

2010 Cultural Olympiad

City of Vancouver

Rings – The New York Times Olympic blog

Los Angeles Times Olympic blog


Celebration Links:

Cheer on Canadian athletes with thousands of other people in Richmond! You can catch events on a huge high-definition screen, lace up your skates for some outdoor skating and dance away to live music! Our Lady Peace, Bedouin Soundclash, Tokyo Police Club, Hawksley Workman, and Wintersleep will take to the stage.

See what the LiveCity excitement is all about! Family entertainment, food and laser shows. It’s the closest you’ll get to all the action without having a ticket!

Gather with friends at the Whistler Medals Plaza, where you can cheer on the day’s winners.

Surrey is the place to be for you and your family! There is Kids Zone which features curling, skating and sliding zones. The RCMP Musical Ride will be performing daily and there is also a craft and storytelling tent.

It’s the ultimate hockey experience! The Molson Canadian Hockey House is showcasing exhibitions, sports events on high-def screens and live shows! Oh and an all-day Gretzky-themed tribute party.

Vancouver Links:

Walk around the seawall and see one of the most breathtaking parks in the world! A stroll though Stanley Park is sure to make you feel tranquil.

Learn and explore at the Vancouver Aquarium. Canada’s largest Marine Science Centre lets you see animals like the octopus and sea otter, up close. You can also sit down and enjoy a 4-D show!

Float into outer space! The H.R Macmillan Space Centre gives you the opportunity to learn about the world beyond ours! You can also see a star show at the planetarium.

Wake up and smell the flowers! The VanDusen Botanical Gardens features 7,000 plant species.

Looking for a romantic night out? Dine and dance aboard a dinner cruise!

It’s a high of a different kind. The Capilano Suspension Bridge hung 70 meters over a flowing river! There is also a Treetop Adventure zone.

Prepare to be inspired by the province’s greatest athletes at the B.C. Sports Hall Of Fame and Museum. You can get your photo taken alongside a real Olympic torch from the Calgary ’88 or Montreal ‘76 Games!


If you have any other suggestions, that’s what the comments are for!