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Day 11 of the Vancouver Olympics Brings Another Gold Medal

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won the gold medal in Ice Dancing. Not only have they won another Gold Medal for Canada, they made Olympic history, they are the first North American team to win the Olympic Ice Dancing Championship. They went into tonight’s Free Skate with a 2.6 point lead, but there are their American training partners and a strong Russian team that were expected to give them them a good run. While I am not a fan of cross country skiing, I read today that Canadian Bill McKeever will make Olympic history by being the first winter athlete ever named to both Olympic and Paralympic teams. McKeever has only 10 % vision and that is not a challenge for him in competing with fully sighted skiers in the 50km race. His ability to compete with his vision impairment may even he...

Day 10 of the Vancouver Olympics was nicknamed Super Sunday

Today was being promoted as Super Sunday It was Super for athletes in other sports, but not for Canada’s hockey team.  Canada vs USA was the big hype of the day, all of the TV commentators were predicting a win by Canada and the advance to the semi finals, but someone forgot to tell the team USA, who beat Team Canada 5 to 3.  Canada now has an extra game to play on Tuesday against Germany.   One positive hockey story was that the Canadian soldiers trounced the American soldiers 16 to 2 at what was called Hockey Night in Kandahar. The good news of the day was that Canada’s Kristina Groves won her second medal of these Vancouver Olympic Games, capturing silver in the ladies 1,500 metres long track speed skating race. She won bronze in the 3,000-metre race earlier in the week and narrowly mis...

Olympics day 9 and we still do not own the podium

Long before the opening of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games, millions of dollars were spent by the Canadian government and private companies to have Canadian medal wins top any others at these Olympic games on Canadian soil. Canada did not capture any medals on day 9, there are still several days left to compete and show the world that Canada has world class athletes. Besides hockey, there are events that Canadian athletes are expected to win medals. Even with no medals being won by Canadians today, Vancouver and Whistler are still buzzing with excitement by the competitions. While the reception is closed for the weekend at Telsec, our Toronto office space is not closed. When you open an office space Toronto at Telsec, you have 24 hour access to your office. Yes, even if you want to come i...

Vancouver Olympics day 8 and finally Canadian Gold in Whistler

Canada has won Gold in Vancouver, 2 Gold Medals on Cypress Mountain and now Canada has finally won Gold in Whistler. Tonight Canada’s Jon Montgomery took gold in men’s skeleton at the Whistler sliding centre. This means that Canada has now Captured Gold at all three venue locations. Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are  just over one point back from first-place Russians Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin after the compulsory dance. The ice dance competition continues Sunday with the original dance and wrap up Monday with the free dance, Virtue and Moir are expected to make the podium. The non Olympic sport story of the day was that Tiger Woods publicly apologized for repeatedly cheating on his wife. He did say that while he intends to return to professional golf, he did not ...

Day 7 of the Olympics and Canada Captures More Gold.

So far the Canadian men’s speed skaters have not been able to reach the podium, but the Canadian women have.  Today Christine Nesbitt captured Gold in the women’s 1000m speed skating and Kristina Groves captured Bronze in the women’s 3000m. Neither of these medal wins should not overshadow the 5th place finish in the women’s 3000m by Clara Hughes who took gold in the women’s 5000m at the 2006 games in Turin.  With the 5000m race still to come, Clara Hughes could still be standing on the podium for Canada once again. Meanwhile, most of the country is still focused on Canada’s Mens Ice Hockey team and their 3 to 2 shootout win tonight over Switzerland. A close game like this will definitely be a wake up call to Team Canada, as some of the harder teams are yet to be faced. For the most part C...

Day 6 of the Vancouver Olympic Games.

Another silver metal for Canada, what a birthday gift to give yourself. That is what Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais did tonight. The Canadian women’s hockey team once again delivered a dazzling showcase of its diverse scoring abilities. The Women’s team clobbered Sweden 13 to 1.  This was team Canada’s third straight victory of the 2010 Olympics. The other big story of the day was Lindsey Vonn winning gold in the women’s downhill sking. What makes this such a large victory is that she is the first American to win downhill gold at the Olympics. Canada’s “speed queens,” who have had extensive training at the Whistler facility had high hopes, but 6th place was the top rank for Canada. Instead of being in 6th place, why not put your business into office space Toronto at th...

This Blog is getting recognized by other bloggers

A side note… it seems that A Better Virtual Office is paying attention to the Telsec blog. This blogger was recently informed that A Better Virtual Office read and shared a blog from this blog you are reading. In their Feb 5th blog they credited the Telsec.net/blog that mentioned Tiger Woods as one they found entertaining. I look forward to reading more from their reviews of not only the Telsec blog but also the Virtual office Toronto packages from Telsec.

Another Gold for Canada, But more Paid Attention to the 8-0 Win by Canada over Norway

It is amazing that more people paid attention to Canaada’s mens hockey win in a preliminary game, than Canada’s Second gold medal.  Today Maëlle Ricker in woman’s Snowboard cross. In a sport like so many events at the Winter Olympics, snowboard cross  is one of those events in which athletes play with danger, if control is lost, then within a instant a serious injury can be  just a split second away. This is not the first Olympics for Maëlle Ricker, at the last olympics, she lost control in the final round and went through the snow fence suffering a concussion. Congradulations Maëlle Ricker…. you showed the world you could come back. It took a good team behind you and a lot of determination. In the face of a bad economy and economic setbacks, your company can also r...

Olympics Day 4, but you want to know about coffee savings

Day 4 of the Olympics did not bring Canada any more gold, but Alexandre Bilodeau did receive his Gold medal tonight, but it was surprising that neither Alexandre Bilodeau nor the American Bryon Wilson removed their hats for the playing of O’Canada and the flag raising.  I wonder how many members of the media will report on that. Hopefully that will be the most controversy of these Olympic games for Canada. Without too much other Olympic news, I was asked by someone today about my Valentines gift blog. I was asked how much money would be saved by having complimentary coffee tea and filtered water at Telsec, opposed to going to a coffee shop to get their coffee. In that blog, I wrote about a woman whose husband bought her the gift of office space Toronto, her husband says that she drinks at ...

Alexandre Bilodeau Ends Gold Medal Drought on Home Soil

Tonight Canadian Olympic history was made when Mens Moguls skier Alexandre Bilodeau took Canada’s first ever Gold medal at a Canadian hosted Olympic Games. Watching the games on TV gave me a chance to watch it live on CTV then ten minutes later on taped delay on NBC.  The American commentators on NBC almost sounded more excited that Canada had finally won Gold at home. Now with that cloud no longer over Team Canada’s head, the door is now open for more Canadian athletes to win gold. Canada is expected to win many more gold medals in various sports, but the One gold medal that most Canadians are looking forward to will be mens ice hockey. Tonight team Canada members started to arrive in Vancouver and what better way to be greeted, than with news of Canada winning first gold. Bus...

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