I’m not a great ping pong player myself, but I love to watch the expertise of someone that really knows how to play the game, like in this video: [Table Tennis -Spectacular!! – Youtube]
The Lethbridge Ultimate club is planning another spring tournament this April 4th and 5th. Last year it was quite cold on the first week of April, but despite the threat (or actual appearance) of snow, it’s still a very good time. Here’s a poster I made for the event: If you live in Southern Alberta […]
Over the weekend I had my first cross country skiing experience. Some friends and I took the Goat Creek Trail 19km from Canmore to Banff, and followed it up with a nice hot dip at the Banff Hot Springs. Here’s a clip of my friend Duane zipping past the camera. [Goat Trail – Flickr] Footage […]
Heating up or cooling down? Obsessionism.com graphs NBA teams by their last five years of stats. This appears, at first glance, to be a pretty good indication of how the teams will do this year.
Fred Syversen skiied off a 107 Meter cliff and set the world record—by accident. He lives to tell about it in this amazing YouTube video. See also Fred Syversen’s full story. (via)
As I’ve mentioned (many times to anyone that cares to listen) my former house-mate is Canada’s fastest swimmer in the 50m freestyle. This morning at around 4:30am local time he will be swimming in Beijing! I saw Richard’s photo on Yahoo News (same photo here) and caught a couple clips of him swimming and on […]
Another acquaintance of mine, Jim Steacy, qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The CBC wrote this article about Jim and his amazing hammer throwing skills. I remember a couple of years ago, the night after the University’s Blue and Gold banquet (he won athlete of the year that night), most of the athletes were pretty […]
I love the beautiful (and very large) images found at Boston.com’s The Big Picture. Especially fun to see is the series from the recent US Olympic Trials where superman Michael Phelps broke another world record. The Big Picture: Records Fall at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
I just got back from my trip to Calgary and the Kid’s Hope Ethiopia Triathlon. I didn’t swim nearly as fast as I had hoped but I’ll choose to blame it on the fact that I couldn’t get very good rotation on my arms while wearing my wet-suit. Every stroke meant pulling against the elastic […]
I’m away today taking part swimming in a team triathlon held in Okotoks (is it safe to call Okotoks a suburb of Calgary yet?) for the annual Foothills Charity Triathlon for Kid’s Hope Ethiopia. I’m happy enough to just have one section of the triathlon, because I want to go all out, but I have […]