The Winter Olympics 2010

Everyone is exited to witness The Winter Olympics 2010. So Let’s Enjoy.

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History of Winter Olympics

The first modern Olympic Games were held in the summer of 1896. The Summer Games added skating even in the hottest season. So they decided to have the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924, held in Chamonix, France.

The first gold medalist in the first Olympic Winter Games was Charles Jewtraw. In addition, first Olympic Winter Games was participated by 16 nations to compete in 16 events.

The International Olympic Committee has declared that, the official languages in the Olympic Games are French and English in honor of the founder in Modern Olympic Games, named as Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

The Winter Olympics 2010

In the Winter Olympics 2010, also known as the 21st Winter Olympics was held in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada. This is the third time that Canada, first by the province of British Columbia hosted Olympic Games. The Winter Olympics was organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC).

Here are some possible list of nations who can participate in the Winter Olympics Games 2010: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland,  France,  Georgia, Germany,  Ghana , Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India,  Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea,  Kyrgyzstan,  Latvia, Lebanon ,Liechtenstein, Lithuania,  Macedonia, Mexico ,Moldova ,Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain Sweden,  Switzerland, Chinese, Taipei, Tajikistan, Turkey, United States, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

There are some venues wherein celebrations of the Olympic Games will be held, few are the following: Celebrations in Surrey at Holland Park, Langley at Langley Events Centre, Richmond at O Zone in Minoru Park, New Westminster at Queens Park, North Vancouver at Valley Town Centre, West Vancouver at West Vancouver Community Centre Spirit Square, Vancouver at LiveCity Yaletown, Coquitlam at Mackin Park.

Olympics are not complete without the torchbearers, whom the persons who carries the symbol of unity, sportsmanship, determination and inspires the light of truth. The torchbearers are marked as special carriers of this symbol, were selected carefully by a certain organization or sponsors.  For example, the first Coca-Cola Olympic Torchbearer, Patricia Moreno, an 18-year-old student from Britannia High School in Vancouver has been selected by Coca-Cola as the first torchbearer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. Also, Caleb Taylor, a 34-year-old volunteer hockey coach from Regina, Saskatchewan, is the first RBC-selected torchbearer for the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. Some identified torched bearers are Rick Hansen, Laura Cuthbert, Ocean Hyland, Hugh Fraser and more.

Here the list of games that any team could compete: Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Freestyle skiing, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track speed skating, Skeleton, Ski jumping, Snowboarding, Speed skating.

The ticket prizes in some main events vary, and seats are being categorize from A to D. The category A has a price greater than B and C. So far the highest prize allocated in the Opening Ceremony, is $1,100 and decreases from B to D. The lowest ticket prize is Vancouver Victory Ceremony at BC Place, with $22 in all tickets. If you have a budget of $30 you can watch some selected games. Ice Hockey and Figure Skating has $775 as the highest ticket and a minimum of $50. Everyone should not miss these great offers.

Winter Olympics: Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey will be held at Canada Hockey Place, home of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks and at UBC Winter Sports Centre. The 2010 tournament in Ice Hockey Competition, is the first time in history since National Hockey League teams are allowed to fight in Olympics. 

 NHL Teams

NHL Atlantic

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Central

Chicago Blackhawks

Columbus Blue Jackets

Detroit Red Wings

Nashville Predators

St Louis Blues

NHL Northeast

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Northwest

Calgary Flames

Colorado Avalanche

Edmonton Oilers

Minnesota Wild

Vancouver Canucks

NHL Pacific

Anaheim Ducks

Dallas Stars

Los Angeles Kings

Phoenix Coyotes

San Jose Sharks

NHL Southeast

Atlanta Thrashers

Carolina Hurricanes

Florida Panthers

Tampa Bay Lightning

Washington Capitals

 Performing enhancing drugs are banned in the Olympics.  Okay, we can swing with that.  But performance debilitating drugs should not be banned.  Smoke a joint and win the hundred meters, fair play to you.  That’s pretty damn good.  Unless someone’s dangling a Mars bar off in the distance.  ~Eddie Izzard

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8 Comments
  1. Posted February 8, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Informative article…love the last paragraph!

  2. Posted February 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

    That was a fun and informative read.

    Thanks,

    Inna

  3. Posted February 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Great Post…well done…

  4. Posted February 9, 2010 at 2:28 am

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    Posted February 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm

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