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Jaunted Winter Olympics Embed: Canada Has 'Probably The Best Coverage Ever'

February 23, 2010 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

The scoreboard from the USA-Sweden Women's Hockey game, which Canadians were able to watch at home, LIVE.

The 2010 Winter Olympics are finally here and the Jaunted Embeds are on the scene. All throughout the games we are going to be providing you first-hand observations and tips from a Vancouver local. Tuija Seipell is a Vancouver-based writer and a dual citizen of both Finland and Canada--so she is bound to get a medal or two right? You can follow her on Twitter here, or just follow the Vancouver 2010 Olympics tag.

We have heard complaints about NBC’s horrendous TV coverage, but Canadians have enjoyed probably the best Olympic coverage ever. The official network CTV has its sports channel TSN, plus it licensed with Rogers Sportsnet to create the CTV-Rogers consortium to broadcast almost 900 hours of continuous coverage.

So, we have three channels working together, covering various events and ceremonies, and keeping viewers informed at the bottom of the screen of what’s on on each channel. Pretty much every competition, event and ceremony is covered live.

CTV-Rogers consortium is very happy. The US-Canada Men's hockey game this past Sunday had the largest- ever audience for a sporting event in Canada: 10.6 million viewers. That's pretty huge for a nation of 33 million. And there is no doubt that each hockey game from now on will have as big or bigger audience. Of course, it would be nice to see the Canadians win from now on!

If you're in the U.S. and hating the NBC coverage, why not follow some folks on Twitter for some live updates instead? Here are our Recommended Olympics Twitterers:


· @2010Tweets : For up-to-the-minute tweets from Vanoc communications team – sports, events
· @BC_GottaBeHere: Official British Columbia Olympic tweets – good events info
· @LiveCity: LiveCity Vancouver tweets from the two Live City sites – line-ups, wait-times, day’s events
· @translink: translink up-to-the-minute info on any transit issues, wait-times, recommendations
· @CokePinTradr: For Olympic pin-trading tweets
· @hockey_house : Party-central for hockey fans – Molson Hockey House
· @verified/olympians: An official Twitter list of actual Olympians who are tweeting live from Vancouver about their pursuit for the medals.

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[Photo: Tuija Seipell/Ted Topping]

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