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The Tar Sands Oilympics

February 28, 2010

In response to a call-out from our Canadian friends for solidarity actions during the launch of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, last Saturday a group of about 30 members of the newly-formed London Tar Sands Group gathered in Trafalgar Square.

In the shadow of a giant screen provided by the Canadian Government to promote the opening ceremony by encouraging indifferent passers-by to play their rather lame Wii game, the sporting tar sands activists held their very own ‘Oil-ympics’. Splitting into three competing teams –Shell, BP and RBS – they launched themselves gamely into the ‘Race for the Tar Sands’. A few tug-of-wars, several spirited relays and some truly bizarre improvised curling matches later, and the medals were awarded. Report and lots of silly pictures here:

http://www.demotix.com/news/249024/canadian-tar-sands-oily-olympics

A photo made it into Monday’s Guardian print edition – woop! Pictures of the action are cropping up all over.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/28/canada-tar-sands-investor-protest

Thanks to everyone who has shown their support!

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