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1932 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, California

Item is an amateur film consisting of footage of the 1932 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Competitions filmed include swimming, rowing and equestrian jumping. Also included is footage of the Olympic flame and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Film was mistakenly identified on reel as footage of the 1936 Olympics.

2010? It's about making a killing

"The 2010 Olympic Games in not about sports, it's about making a killing. Several official Olympic sponsors are the worst criminals colonization and capitalism has produced. All have directly supported and financed the theft of indigenous territory, social cleansing and ecological destruction. . . ." Brochure discusses Olympic sponsors McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemicals, General Electric, Birks, and EPCOR.

2010 police state?

"For the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, some 12,500 cops and soldiers are to be deployed, in both Vancouver and Whistler, in what is described as the largest security operation in Canadian history. . . ."

Convergence February 2010 : Why fight the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and an overview of the 2010 anti-capitalist, anti-colonial convergence, on Coast Salish Territory

"In February 2010, the Winter Olympics are set to take place in Vancouver, and Whistler, on traditional Coast Salish Territory. Though the Games themselves will merely be a two week party for the rich, and corporate spectacle for the majority, phenomenal damage has already been done. The effects on our communities, and the land have been devasting, and deserve a serious response. . . ."

Granville Island : Vancouver's arts and culture experience : February 2010

Granville Island is truly the hub of arts and culture in Vancouver. Whether you are from here or abroad, whether you're young or simply young at heart, Granville Island has something unique to offer everyone. We invite you to experience the Island for yourself as we celebrate winter in Vancouver during February 2010." Includes program for "Winteruption Festival."

Olympic Resistance Network

"The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place on unceded indigenous land from February 12-28, 2010. Far from being simply about 'sport', the history of the Olympics is one rooted in displacement, corporate greed, fascism, repression, and violence. Those with the most to gain from the Olympics are the political and corporate elite - from real estate developers to private security corporations. . . ."

Ski-interview

Item is a video of an Chan-Chek TV Vancouver interview. The interviewed guest is the 1960 downhill skiing Olympic gold medal winner, Jean Vuarnet, and the interviewer is Bob Dawson, director of Mt. Seymour Ski School. Jean Vuarnet responds to a number of questions, and in his answers touches on subjects including the books he has authored on skiing; his hometown of Morzine, France, and the skiing area he was asked to help develop there; his gold medal win at the 1960 Squaw Valley (CA) Olympics and the "egg position" downhill ski technique; his training; his metallic skis; his opinion on particular Simpsons-Sears ski boots and bindings; the strength of the French skiing program; and skiing skill within his family.

StopWar statement on the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

"The Olympic Charter states that the Olympic movement aims, 'to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of man, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.' The StopWar.ca coalition in Vancouver, Canada considers that this noble ideal is contradicted by the reality of the Games which reveals a consistent, predictable and historical pattern of militarization and anti-democratic acts everywhere that they are hosted. . . ."

The people vs the City of Vancouver : DTES community trial date : Sunday April 19th 1 p.m.

Flyer for demonstration held Sunday, April 19th, 2009 at Pigeon Park, organized "with support" of: The Olympic Resistance Network, the Anti-Poverty Committee, SFPIRG, The Workless Party, and 2010 Watch. "Accused: The City of Vancouver; Charge: Social Cleansing; Dates of Offence: July 2003-Present. Synopsis: Since the Olympic Bid of 2003 the City of Vancouver has waged a violent war on the community of the DTES. . . ."

Under the Volcano

Program for festival of arts, culture and resistance, held Sunday, August 9, 2009, at Cates Park, North Vancouver. "30 artists, 3 stages, rain or shine. . . ." Includes articles and information on anti-Olympics organizing.

Welcome

"We are the Four Host First Nations - the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. We welcome you to our traditional and shared traditional territories - lands that we have lived on and cared for since time immemorial . . . ."