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If you can't be inside the Olympic Games, then follow Seattle Times producers, reporters, videographers and Olympic fans as we take you to the streets of Vancouver, B.C., to show you what's happening on the ground and give you a taste of the scene swirling around the 2010 winter games.

February 11, 2010 at 11:10 AM

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A look inside the Vancouver 2010 press kits

Posted by Stephanie Clary

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After first entering the impressive Main Media Centre in Vancouver, journalists are given a pre-loaded backpack. Some things inside are helpful, and some are silly, but all are promotional.

A list of what's inside, and a photo of my favorite part of the press kit, after the jump.

  • a digital pedometer with the Olympic and Paralympic symbols
  • a guide to the Olympic and Paralympic games, courtesy of Visa
  • two packs of extra-strength Cold-FX and a Cold-FX hockey pin (shout-out to Tiffany Campbell's aunt, who swears by this stuff)
  • a McDonald's reporter's notebook
  • a Saputo pin of a cow with skis
  • a lanyard pointing to the Government of Canada's media Web site
  • a media handbook featuring the Olympic mascots Quatchi and Miga
  • a USB flash drive in the shape of the Canadian dollar
  • a British Columbia electronic press kit
  • and this little piece of inspiration:
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