Feb. 14th, 2010 10:37 pm
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Alexandre Bilodeau on men's moguls: First Canadian Olympic gold on home soil!!

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Date: 2010-02-15 04:26 am (UTC)
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Congratulations! How wonderful!

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Date: 2010-02-15 04:54 am (UTC)
ext_25882: (Golden Lion)
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We saw that! It was awesome. And when he was hugging his brother ... wow.

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Date: 2010-02-15 05:02 am (UTC)
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Oh, for sure...and in the Canadian coverage we got the emotional backstory of that before the event (I doubt that the American coverage would have had it...?), which just made it even sweeter. It was his brother who got him to leave hockey and get into skiing...

Also: He's a Montrealer. Another hometown hero!

I notice that his Wikipedia page is already updated. I'll bet that only took a few minutes at most! XD

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Date: 2010-02-15 05:16 am (UTC)
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I don't think NBC did any real backstory -- I think they just mentioned it in passing when they were doing crowd coverage and got a shot of his brother in the mass of spectators. Something like, "And there's Bilodeau's brother, who has cerebral palsy."

And then when the cameras showed them hugging, I realized that the guy who won (Bilodeau) was the same guy with the disabled brother.

It seems as if NBC is doing a slightly better job of covering the non-American competitors than in past years, but so far it's still touch and go. ;-)


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