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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:35 am
 


Title: Vancouver Olympic Games chosen top news story of the year
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Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2010-12-26 14:37:06
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:35 am
 


As it should be. The games were incredible and I will never forget the 17 days of pure pride in what we as a nation are willing to accomplish. Well that and the golden goal's after party.... damn....


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:21 am
 


It took four days to get our first gold and the naysayers were carping about waste of money, poor showing etc. By the end we won more golds at a Winter Olympics than any other country ever!

Pretty good showing and agree that it was the number one sports story of the year, not too sure about overall news story though.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:44 am
 


scientists created antimatter at the LHC; a non carbon-based lifeform was found in the ocean; BP dropped about a year's worth of oil into the sea, but nevermind that: people played sports real good-like at the 'lympics!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:20 pm
 


billypilgrim wrote:
scientists created antimatter at the LHC; a non carbon-based lifeform was found in the ocean; BP dropped about a year's worth of oil into the sea, but nevermind that: people played sports real good-like at the 'lympics!


Yet, none of those things happened in Canada. The article quite cleary indicates that this is the top Canadian news story, as picked by a popular vote, and done by a Canadian organization early on in the article. An excerpt to demonstrate that is copied below.

The Vancouver Olympic Games, an event that for Canadians became much more than an athletic competition, has been voted the top Canadian news story of the year in the annual survey of newsrooms across the country by The Canadian Press.

Besides which, the creation of antimatter has been going on for decades, including at CERN. Indeed, antihydrogen was first created at CERN in 1995. We've been playing with antiprotons since 1955. The creation of antimatter, whether at CERN or anywhere else in any type of form was have managed so far, is not actually news for this decade, let alone this year.

The life which was discovered did include arsenic rather than phosphorous in it's chemical make up, but it is a carbon based life form. A form of actual non-carbon based life has yet to be discovered. Hence, that article you referenced does not actually exist. It also would not be up for consideration even if it had been done in Canada in the way you described.

I have a great deal of pride in the Olympics (as well as a great deal of respect for our fantastic athletes) and was immensely impressed by how Canadians held themselves and came together for that event. Even if there has been controversy about it, it was a wonderful event and something I appreciated being alive for. I’m impressed that this organization decided to place such a topic so high on their list.


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