Rousing sendoff for Island's Olympic athletes today at Bastion Square
Cleve Dheensaw, Times Colonist
Published: Sunday, July 06, 2008
Maybe the old blue flag of the Colony of Vancouver Island should be dusted off and marched in to the magnificent Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing on Aug. 8 and again Sept. 6 for the opening ceremonies, respectively, of the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
If the Island was a separate nation, it wouldn't fare too badly in either event. There are entire countries that won't have the Island's representation at Beijing of between 49 and 53 Olympians and Paralympians, pending final Canadian team selection and qualification trials
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