Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vancouver - Canada - Norway

Have you seen the symbol of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC?
 Here you see the original - in Oslo. You can read more here. It was given as a gift from Canada to Norway in 2005.
Read why here

PS. Canada did beat Norway both in Curling and Icehockey yesterday. Congrats to the hosting country.

Update: Tora Berger won the Womens Classic Biathlon to day. That was Norways Gold Medal #100 in the Winter Olympics. 
And Gold and Silver in the Mens Classic Biathlon

My ABC2-V is here 
Last update: 2 Gold Medals to Norwegians on Friday. 
Read more about the Inuksuken at Renny BA's Terella



Blogger Rambling Rachel said...

Wow! That's cool!

February 17, 2010 8:07 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I am wearing an Inukshuk around my neck and some earrings too during the Olympics! Your women's skier did well today in the Sprint!

February 17, 2010 11:27 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA's Terella said...

Really Tor - I did not know although I've seen at Bygdøy close to the Maritime Museum plenty of times - how cool!

I hope a lot of our Canadian blog friends will meet up with us at OsloBG too of course :-)

Yea, the start of the Olympics has been slow for the Norwegian, but both a gold and a bronze medal today is prosperous :-)

February 18, 2010 12:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the original so much better!

For a bit of sheer magic, stop on over for today’s WW.

February 18, 2010 12:29 am  
Blogger Snowcatcher said...

We see a lot of cairns when we hike, but I'd never seen an inuksuk (except for in a very old movie) until the symbol for the Olympics was chosen. I've loved seeing all the different renditions. This one is awesome!

February 18, 2010 1:47 am  
Anonymous Mrs. Mecomber said...

Did you ever see the movie, The Snow Walker? Based on a book by Farley Mowat, I believe. In the movie, the Eskimo girl built such structures out of stones. It was a very touching film.

February 18, 2010 2:26 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

This is neat & cool :D

February 18, 2010 2:44 am  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

So good to see the original! Thanks for that insight.

February 18, 2010 2:56 am  
Anonymous Daddy Forever said...

Thanks for pointing out the symbol for this year Olympics. I thought it was the maple because of a story I saw on TV.

February 18, 2010 8:45 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

I haven't seen anything. I have enough snow here and I don't like wintersports, lol ! I long for spring now !

February 18, 2010 11:27 am  
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February 18, 2010 11:43 am  
Blogger ♥ Gamleheksa ♥ said...

Sitter klistrert ved tv'n når det skjer noe spennende der borte. Artig med dobbelt gull+sølv.

God helg!

February 19, 2010 10:46 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I had no clue the original inukshuk was from/in Oslo, Tor. Wow. I was in Vancouver back in 2007 and loved seeing all the Olympic preparations. And every time I see a Norwegian in one of the events now, I think of you! :)

February 19, 2010 11:51 am  
Blogger MaR said...

How cool is that!!
didn't know it I do.
And now I am off to watch the men's slalom!!

February 19, 2010 9:12 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

There are many such stone inukshuks in Canada's north above the Arctic Circle. It has become a symbol of the Arctic people and vancouver has borrowed it as a symbol of the Winter Games.

February 19, 2010 10:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh I am just happy that our country won another gold again. Now we have a total of 5 gold in a span of 3 days. Awesome!

February 20, 2010 12:58 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Congratulations for doing well in the Olympics!

Seriously, there should be a blogging Olympics.... *giggles*

We haven't even been following it at all, being sick both of us and hubby is still not well. Damn stomach bug! *sigh*

February 20, 2010 12:58 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Congratulations to Norway for their medals. Even Australia now has a gold.

February 21, 2010 3:34 am  
Blogger Vagabonde said...

This is interesting Tor. I did not know the symbol came from Norway. I saw that Norway has 11 medals, that’s great!

February 21, 2010 5:39 pm  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Every time I hear that Norway has won a Medal, I think of you, my dear....It is so exciting when your country gets to cheer on an Olympic Winner....!

I was unaware that the Olympic Symbol was connected to Norway. Very Very Wonderful!

Hope you and Anna are well, my dear.

February 21, 2010 7:55 pm  
Anonymous anja sportsglad said...

:)))))))) Det har du virkelig styr på :) Jeg følger ikke rigtig med i år. Desværre. :)

February 22, 2010 3:14 pm  
Anonymous DianeCA said...

I did actually notice that the first time I saw the symbol. But only because I photographed the Inusuken in January when we were on a trip to Bygdøy. But I didn't really know it was from Canada at that time, I just thought...gee that looks like the funny little statue at Bygdøy. Thanks for pointing this out.

February 22, 2010 11:35 pm  

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