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Vancouver 2010 Saves the Best for Last

28 Feb

Last Call for the Winter Games

Despite starting off with the tragic death of Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, and being trashed in the foreign press for all the misfires, Vancouver breathed a collective sigh of relief this weekend as the Winter Games came together.

Athletic accomplishments and personal bests were set with Team Canada winning 14 gold medals for the Winter Olympics.

Sidney Crosby to the Rescue: After leading the charge for most of the gold medal hockey game, Team Canada gave up a goal (with less than a minute to go) to send the game into overtime. Team USA had the momentum and Ryan Miller, but Nova Scotia’s Sidney Crosby saved the country from a collective nervous breakdown (does Sidney have a girlfriend?) The New York tabloids are calling him “Sid Vicious” but he’s just Sid the Kid to us.

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Nikki Yanofsky Hits the Right Note

7 Feb

A Song You Can Believe in

Nikki Yanofsky may not be a household name yet, but the singer soon will be with the release of the song I Believe for the Vancouver 2010 Games. The 16-year old prodigy has been well received in jazz venues for several years, and now the inspirational Olympic tune is sure to bring the Montreal native plenty of mainstream attention.

The song was composed by award-‑winning Canadian composer, Stephan Moccio who has written songs for Céline Dion, Josh Groban, and Sarah Brightman. Moccio collaborated on the lyrics with Alan Frew of Glass Tiger. Hailed as a young Ella Fitzgerald, Yanofsky was the clear choice of the co-writers to sing I Believe: “Alan and I were very passionate about her voice from the beginning. We really want to see a young girl represented and Canada to be introduced to a new voice.”

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