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Winter Olympic Games: 12-28 of February, 2010
The 21st Olympic Winter Games will definitely make Vancouver the hot spot city in 2010. The Olympics will be held on the 12th - 28th of February. All the winter sports enthusiasts and fans will be pleased to hear that eighty-six winter sports events have been announced as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics. And it will be not only about the sports. Various ceremonies, cultural and educational events as well as colorful rage of celebrations will hit the city. So get ready for Vancouver!
The traditional Olympic Torch Relay began in Canada on October 30, 2009 and will conclude at the Opening Ceremony. It is a symbol of the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games on February 12, 2010 and the main attribute of the opening ceremony of the Games. The ceremony is a thing that cannot be missed as it is a special, large-scale celebrations that represents the spirit and character of the city by responding to the surrounding social, cultural, and historical context.
15 winter sports events are announced as part of the Winter Games 2010. The eight sports categorized as ice sports. They include: bobsled, luge, skeleton, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, short track speed skating and curling. The three sports are referred to alpine skiing and snowboarding events. These are alpine, freestyle and snowboarding. The last four sports are so-called Nordic events, that include: biathlon, cross country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined. The schedule is busy like a city itself.
Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area to ever host a Winter Olympic Games. In addition, it is a perfect place for winter sports and recreation. Vancouver faced two other finalists (PyeongChang, South Korea and Salzburg, Austria) and finally won the bidding process to host the Winter Olympics 2010. So, stop by the winter wonderland of sports in Vancouver. The full programme of the Olympic games can be found at: www.vancouver2010.com.