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News in Review - March 1998 The Winter Olympics

Winter sports, Canada and the Olympics are interrelated themes as are national pride, triumph and disappointment. This time the drama of the Olympics is played out against a simple and classic cultural backdrop. As theatre, the Nagano Games portray not only athletic ideals and achievement but also the conflicts and controversies that have increasingly become part of the international Olympic ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - March 2002 The Salt Lake City Olympics

Despite the controversies, the judging scandals, the doping revelations and the usual politics of an Olympic Games, the Salt Lake City Games have been referred to as the "feel-good games", for Canada especially. Winning a record number of medals – in particular gold medals in hockey for both women and men – Canadian athletes demonstrated remarkable achievement. In retrospect, these ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2002

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News in Review - November 2000 The Sydney Olympics: Re-assessing the Costs

Despite the usual controversies, drug scandals and the inevitable political issues, the 2000 Sydney Games embodied the spirit and sportsmanship of what we refer to as "true Olympians". This report also looks at the return on the investment that a nation receives in terms of its athletes' performances as indicated by the number of medals won at the Games. For ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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