Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Evan Dunfee

Rio Olympics

Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

Speed walking usually earns some snickering and double takes. However, these are amazing athletes just like many others in Rio, Brazil. Canada’s Evan Dunfee is one of our elite athletes. And he is also a leader in the speed walking community.

Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Erica Wiebe

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Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

Erica Wiebe went from never winning a point in university wrestling to winning a Gold Medal in freestyle wrestling at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. Congratulations Erica!

Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino

Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino are both middle distance runners competing in Brazil this summer. During their 5000 metre qualifying race Nikki and Abbey collided with Abbey bearing the brunt of the collision. What followed was what we all hope for (deep down at least). They showed what we like to call “Olympic spirit”.

Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Adam van Koeverden

Adam van Koeverden

Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

Adam van Koeverden is one of Canada’s most popular Olympic athletes. He’s also been able to transcend his sport. We don’t just remember Adam every four years. He has remained in our consciousness since he arrived on the kayaking scene years ago.

Recently, he wrote a piece about sexism/feminism in sports. You can read it here.

Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Penny Oleksiak

Rio Olympics

Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

Even before last night, Penny Oleksiak was the odds on favourite to carry the Canadian Flag into the Closing Ceremonies in Rio. And now, the first time Olympian, who was unsure she would even be on the swim team in Rio, has won Gold. Apparently she is the first Gold Medalist at these Games born in the 2000s.

Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Rafaela Silva

Rio Olympics

Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

“The place for a monkey is in a cage. You are not an Olympian.” That was one of the text messages gold medallist Rafaela Silva received four years ago after being disqualified in the early stages of the London 2012 Olympics for an irregular manoeuvre. BBC

Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Canadian women gymnasts

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Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

The Canadian women gymnasts were not having a great day.

Rio 2016 Olympic Moment: Miguel Duran Navia

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Everyone loves the Olympics. Even the harshest critics among us can find a feel good human story once in a while. As we all experience the Olympics over the next two weeks, I’ll attempt to share a favourite moment.

Here’s my first moment:

Weeks that were

Did you miss me last week?  Or yesterday?  I know.  Not yet.  Soon.  Very soon.  Content is coming here.  And fast.

In any event, here are the last 2 weeks that were.

Techvibes:

  1. You can find my most recent Techvibes contributions here.  However, here are a few you might find interesting or useful.  Maybe both.  And hopefully a little entertaining.
  2. Canadian company takes location-based apps to another level.
  3. Canadian Prime Minister Harper on YouTube.
  4. Want to get paid to blog and travel?  Yeah, me too.
  5. Do you pay too much on your cellphone bill?
  6. Last straw for WIND Mobile?
  7. Julie Tyios of the Toronto Transit Commission Customer Advisory Panel.

iBizBook:

  1. Mitch Joel on the value of promotional products.
As always, feel free to be my friend on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and watch my videos on YouTube.
 
In the meantime, please feel free to comment, or send me an email to karim_kanji at hotmail dot com.
And before you leave, please take off your caps, stand up as we sing the national anthem to celebrate the Paralympics in Vancouver:
 
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the week that was

I can’t believe how fast this week has gone.  It’s been a really cool week.  Lot’s of opportunities have been coming my way recently.   

If you want a pulse on what’s happening with me follow me on Twitter.  I’ve even been asked to do a meetup overseas.  I’ll let you know how that turns out the closer it comes.

Ready to go back to the future?  Here we go!

Techvibes:

  1. Everyone watched the Olympics.  Well, almost everyone.
  2. Shipgooder.com
  3. Tweet & Win (another reason to be on Twitter)
  4. TheBizMedia (video)
  5. 5 Questions…with Joallore Alon (a MUST follow for Torontonians in Toronto)
  6. Julie Tyios and the TTC
  7. Lavalife 
  8. Top 25 technology predictions from futurist Dave Evans
  9. iBizBook’s Community Manager (video)
  10. Art of Marketing Twitter contest winners (another reason to be on Twitter!)
  11. The Canadian Budget and technology

iBizBook:

  1. Finding your online pulse (video)

Fadoo.ca:

  1. Thoora.com “knows” what the most popular Olympic story was!

As always, feel free to be my friend on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and watch my videos on YouTube.

Have a great weekend!