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Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games

12 - 28 of February, 2010

Vancouver has been announced to be the capital of winter. The coldest season brings the hottest emotions and the triumph of the best! The 21st Olympic Winter Games will be held on the 12th - 28th of February, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. All the winter sports enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that eighty-six winter sports events have been announced as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Although, the Winter Olympics don't have the same prestige and don't attract as many viewers as the summer games, the event year after the year becomes more and more important. Some people think that Winter games will never overwhelm the summer Olympics since there are only about 20 countries where they can actually be held. In addition, not all the countries have the conditions to prepare the winter sportsmen. However, the Winter Olympics emphasize the same values - attributes of sportsmanship (that include not only a victory and also a defeat), leadership and character. All in all - the victory of humanity's values, that must be preserved.

The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. After that time the Games were held every four years until 1940 when they were interrupted by the Second World War. After the rebirth, the Winter Olympic Games have sunk deep roots into the modern culture and society.

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:

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