2010 Olympic Games

Well, I was going to say that it is that time of year again but that is not true, it is that time of by-year…. The Olympics start today.
Canada is hosting the 2010 Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games (21st Winter Olympics) in Vancouver. The last time the Olympics were in Canada was 1988, in Calgary. Montreal hosted the summer games in 1976 which makes a total of three times the Olympics have been held in Canada.
There is all sorts of new technology at these games. Everything from live video feeds of the entire torch relay, massive telecommunications infrastructure, everything is wired (even the temperature in the fridges) to the fact that every second of every event will be broadcast.
Most Canadians are excited about the games, it is a time for the country to put its best foot forward and show the world what it can do.
Of course, there is talk about the weather and how it is going to affect the events but it is not going to affect the opening ceremonies as they are going to be held inside. The first time that this is being done.
The big question right now is who is going to light the caldron. We’ll find out shortly.
Good luck to all.

There will be about 2,600 athletes representing 82 countries (some represented for the first time) participating in 86 competitions in 15 events (some new events have been added).

Fifteen winter sports events have been announced as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Alpine skiing and snowboarding events (3):

  • Alpine
  • Freestyle
  • Snowboarding

Ice sports (8):

  • Bobsled
  • Curling
  • Figure skating
  • Ice hockey
  • Luge
  • Short track speed skating
  • Skeleton
  • Speed skating

Nordic (4):

  • Biathlon
  • Cross country skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Nordic combined.

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