Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010

January 28, 2010 by  
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The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010 will be taking place from the 12th of February to the 28th of February 2010. This thrilling international event began in France in 1924, when the first Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix. Today, thousands of athletes train and compete to earn a place on their country’s team so as to participate in this annual event. Vancouver was given the honor of hosting this year’s prestigious event, and a competitive line-up of athletes from all over the world have already confirmed their participation.

Spectators will have a variety of activities and disciplines to view, as the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games will feature Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Crosscountry, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding and Speed Skating. There are a number of venues for the different winter sport competitions, such as the Vancouver Olympic Centre, The Whistler Sliding Centre, Richmond Olympic Oval, Canada Hockey Place, Pacific Coliseum and Cypress Mountain. Participating athletes will be representing various countries, including Russia, Finland, Georgia, Canada, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Kazakhstan, Norway, Netherlands, United States of America, Liechtenstein, Austria, Czech Republic, Australia, Turkey, Belarus, Tajikistan, China, Korea, Montenegro, Belarus, India, Taipei, Bermuda, Monaco, Lithuania, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Estonia.

There are a few tips for spectators to keep in mind for an enjoyable experience at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010, such as to ensure that they are familiar with the restricted items during attendance as there are security screenings, and to only take a small bag, as there is limited space and no area for spectators to leave their bags. Spectators are also requested to dress accordingly, as mountain and indoor venues can be very cold, so hats, layered clothing and scarves are recommended. Eating regularly also assists in storing body heat, and spectators will find tasty food vendors at every venue. Other than that, there are non-competition activities to look forward to, extravagant ceremonies, festivals and exciting events. The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010, is an unforgettable event for both athletes and spectators, and should not be missed by winter sport enthusiasts.