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    Go marry the quad if you love it so much DesertRoad's Avatar
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    Exclamation VANOC has warped view of Olympic medals

    Oh dear, either some intern left the stash of medals on the dashboard, or perhaps a herd of moose trampled on them:

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...rB2jg/610x.jpg

    And why are they presented with broccoli? Befuddling.

    VANOC's back-peddling excuse is that those shapes "represent the West Coast landscape of mountains and waves and drifting snow". Yeah, those features are so unique and representative of the area. You forgot to take them out of the dryer, admit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    Oh dear, either some intern left the stash of medals on the dashboard, or perhaps a herd of moose trampled on them:

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...rB2jg/610x.jpg

    And why are they presented with broccoli? Befuddling.

    VANOC's back-peddling excuse is that those shapes "represent the West Coast landscape of mountains and waves and drifting snow". Yeah, those features are so unique and representative of the area. You forgot to take them out of the dryer, admit it.
    The Medal design was revealed quite a long time ago. As for the design, it isn't backpedaling as they were designed by a Native artist. She has a whole story on why she choose each element of the design. This video explains it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkQsX...eature=related

    I think they are stunning and her explanation on the design is beautiful.

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    The whole shebang was presented last week, at some sort of grand unveiling:

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...k627K/610x.jpg

    Finally, a slice of Canadian culture we can all recognize: mounties. And the medal looks even more like a bent can lid there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    The whole shebang was presented last week, at some sort of grand unveiling:

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...k627K/610x.jpg

    Finally, a slice of Canadian culture we can all recognize: mounties. And the medal looks even more like a bent can lid there.
    Yes, that was when they unveiled the podiums and what not. The medal design was released and presented in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i love to skate View Post
    Yes, that was when they unveiled the podiums and what not. The medal design was released and presented in October.
    They had all that time and still didn't iron out the kinks?

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