Canadian flagbearer stumbles

Or rather the Canadian Olympic Committee stumbled yesterday when they announced super-athlete Adam van Koeverden would carry the flag at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies. Reporter Stephanie Myles had fun rubbing it in (surprise – some reporters like to make flacks suffer!).

Poor Sylvie Bernier. The announcement was supposed to be a slam-dunk, presenting a solid-gold athlete to the media as spokesperson. She obviously did not expect any trouble and apparently, the flack who prepared her Q&A didn’t either. C’mon guys, leave your Mandarin phrasebook aside for a moment and get back to work.

Looks like it’s Bilingualism Day here on Final Spin… It is, after all, a Canadian blog.


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