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Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010!!!

Posted on: December 2, 2009

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years already, but the Winter Olympics are just a few short months away from being here once again! The 2010 Olympics will be held in Vancouver, Canada from February 12-28, while the Paralympics will take place from March 12 to March 21. Additionally, the Cultural Olympiad, which will be the final festival in a series of three that began in 2008, will take place from January 22 to March 21, and will feature a variety of diverse artists from Canada and around the world showcasing music, film, dance, art, and theater, and more.

The Olympic Torch for the 21st  Winter Games was lit in Athens, Greece (the birthplace of the Olympics) on October 22, 2009, and travelled by plane to Victoria, British Columbia in Canada to begin the Olympic Torch Relay.  The Olympic Flame is currently in the middle of its 106-day, 27,962 mile journey through Canada, and will be carried by about 12,000 torchbearers on the way to Vancouver. 

 

 

The tradition of the modern-day Winter Olympics can be traced back to 1924, where they were held in Chamonix, France. The events included in the games have changed over the years but today include alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating, snowboarding, curling, the bobsleigh, the biathlon and more! What events are you most excited to watch? For more information about the upcoming winter games, check out the official website here!

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