Yusra Mardini sends a message of hope to refugees, and to mankind

The creation of the Refugee Olympic Athletes team is an inspirational idea that transcends sports

Yusra Mardini sends a message of hope to refugees, and to mankindTRAIL, B.C. April 7, 2016/ Troy Media/ — Yusra Mardini exemplifies the best of Olympism. After completing an arduous and life-threatening journey from Syria to Germany, the 18-year-old swimmer is picking up the threads of an Olympic dream with help from the International Olympic Committee. The committee has identified her as one of 43 promising refugee…

Vancouver’s Olympic Village finally feels like home

It took five years to figure it out, but what makes it work are the people considerations and public amenities

Vancouver’s Olympic Village finally feels like homeDownload this column for your publication or website VANCOUVER, B.C. May 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ – It seemed like a good idea at the time. We were looking for rental accommodation in Vancouver, and the Olympic Village was being greatly talked up in environmental design circles. Our architect pals thought that the LEED design principles were…

What to do with Olympic venues once the Games are over

Recycle and reuse the infrastructure

What to do with Olympic venues once the Games are overWINNIPEG, MB, Mar 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Last month, the eyes of the world were on Sochi, Russia, as it welcomed athletes and spectators to one of the most popular sporting events on the planet. Hosting the Olympic Games is seen by many to be an honour, as is evidenced by the effort many…
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