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Armchair Olympians Day 11

Armchair Olympians
Armchair Olympians

Caffeine and conviction key to being Armchair Olympian

Every Olympian makes sacrifices and our Armchair Olympians are no different.

Sure, there are varying degrees of sacrifice. 

They might not have spent most of their lives on the slopes, in the gym or at the rink. And sure, they probably slept in a few more times than other, more traditional Olympians. But still, it could, in some circles, be considered a sacrifice, moving from a warm bed to a cozy armchair with an extra cup of coffee to keep them awake.

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Jenna Conter, a Halifax-based freelance writer and registered massage therapist, and Chronicle Herald journalist Tim Arsenault have taken up the challenge to watch as much of the Olympic Games as they can and report on the excitement, the successes, the defeats and everything else they come across, between television and social media.

They will battle fatigue and overcome the 13-hour (12.5-hour in Newfoundland) time difference between here and South Korea to stay awake and watch the live broadcasts while most of us are silently – or less silently – slumbering.

Armed only with caffeine and their conviction to meet this challenge, they will write daily of what they witness and share some of the stories you might have missed.

Watch for their columns throughout the events.


Drugs in curling? Really?


Ya blew it, TSN


Jamaica made Olympic sledding cool


The Canadian in Korea’s Olympic hockey corner


Always up for some Olympic air


Bruce Rainnie’s happy, gruelling Olympic curling marathon



Olympic Luge - the slide that binds


Cleansing the Olympic palate


Olympics from the armchair, sleepless glory


Predictions questioned and questions predicted for this Olympics


Tonga steals show during parade of countries


North-South tension masked in Olympic ceremony


All the Olympic feels


International incidentals on the Olympic ice


To hill with the Olympics - luge hill and ski hill, that is


Pity the fool who isn’t into Olympic curling


Olympic speed and short-track savagery


Olympic dopes use dope



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