The opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics are only two weeks away now. If you’re half as fed up with pre-Olympic coverage as I am, maybe you’ll appreciate some footage from Canada’s first turn as host of an Olympics, in a little town called Montreal.
UPDATE: Rich suggests the Paul Cowan NFB doc I’ll Go Again, which I also recommend if you have 40 minutes to spare.
That arrangement of “O Canada” you hear at the beginning was actually done for the Montreal Olympics. It’s still the best, and probably most well known, recording of our anthem.
An NFB documentary on a few of our athletes of 1976:
Worth 40 minutes of your time just to check out the installations. And Diane’s ass :-)