Visiting ‘TOM’ in Lausanne

Every four years one city/country hosts the spirit of the Olympics. Probably not as well known is the fact that the International Olympic Committee lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, and with it the Olympic Museum, probably one of the best museums I’ve visited in Switzerland. A visit to the museum had been on my wish list … Continue reading Visiting ‘TOM’ in Lausanne

Data is good. Data is bad. Where’s the middle ground?

It’s amazing to see the use of technology to track, monitor, and collect information and data from things that we do, like sports, to help improve and enhance what we do. I think it’s called life-hacking and if you’re thinking of resolutions for the New Year, there’s a whole website about doing just that. Yet … Continue reading Data is good. Data is bad. Where’s the middle ground?

Lacing up for people with disabilities

This year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) was focused on how disasters affected people living with disabilities. As part of UNISDR’s Communications Unit, we’re responsible for defining the theme, messages, and getting people motivated to take part in the celebrations on 13 October. Even with this global focus, we normally organize something locally in … Continue reading Lacing up for people with disabilities

Fresh air, snow, and mountains

Whistler is a great place to visit, especially if you’re a tourist. There’s lots of shopping, food and a different way of live 2 hours by bus north of Vancouver. I went up to visit my brother and to catch one of the paralympic events at the Whistler Olympic Park. We had free tickets to … Continue reading Fresh air, snow, and mountains

Never too late for photos…

Just got back to Vancouver a couple of days ago and was able to catch a little Olympic fever. Yes, I’m a couple of weeks too late for the main event, but the Paralympic Games will be starting soon.  I was in downtown Vancouver yesterday and even though weather wasn’t the greatest (i.e. rain, rain … Continue reading Never too late for photos…

Going for gold… the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

It’s almost showtime!  If you didn’t know the 2010 Winter Olympics will start on Friday, 12 February in Vancouver, Canada. It’s one of the biggest events that has come to the city in a long time, and while there are concerns over urban displacement, indigenous issues and budget/debt after the games, the excitement leading up … Continue reading Going for gold… the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics