So, we’re one week down and another week to go. What is up with God’s Own Sport? We suggest three things to do, and all involve reading or watching…
• Canadians should consider APTN coverage. The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network is a member of Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, and that means viewers can watch coverage of curling games in the Cree language, as well as in French and English. TCN publisher George Karrys wrote this story last week, which highlighted the coverage being provided by APTN’s English-language crew, pictured at left. Arnold Asham (left) and two-time world champion Al “The Iceman” Hackner (right) have teamed with veteran Keith McMahon to deliver some good commentary and good fun, too.
Says The Iceman:
This a fun learning experience, having never done this kind of commentating before. I have no problem understanding the play, but it’s how to convey that knowledge the right way at the right time that’s tough to get. Being with Arnold is always a blast. Good times.
You can watch CAN vs USA right now (Monday 9am-12pm PT) on either CTV, V or NBC’s USA Network… or online on CTVOlympics.ca… or you can head over to APTN to watch these three fellows commentate on the SWE vs SUI match.
• Follow our most awesome Twitter feed for much, much more. Recent tweets include: some cool videos to watch, including Jennifer Jones running wild in Vancouver with a TV microphone; a how-to by AP and January’s outdoor curling in Scotland; exclusive photos from the Vancouver Olympic centre; more on Norway’s pants (of course); stories in other languages; great quotes; TV figures and more!
• Here’s a new Sun Media column from gk, attempting to summarize everything that’s happened so far. Nice try, actually!
[APTN photo by Chantelle Ducharme. Click to view larger.]