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Vancouver, Canada is prepared and excited about the year 2010 and the Vancouver Olympics, in which the world will embrace the spirit and the personality of Vancouver while celebrating the greatest athletes in the world.
It all began with the presentation ceremony at the closing of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games held in Torino, Italy, when Vancouver was given the Olympic and Paralympic Flags designating the city of Vancouver to be the host of the next Winter Games. After this ceremony, Vancouver was officially listed as the host city of the Winter Olympics 2010.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympics will begin their own unique ceremony welcoming the athletes to Vancouver and to Whistler at the Vancouver Olympic Village. At this ceremony, athletes will be greeted by the honorary Mayor of the Village while the flag of their country will be raised.
Each host country adds a new and exciting slant to the Olympic Games with the various ceremonies scattered throughout the events, and the Vancouver Olympics are sure to continue this tradition. The Vancouver 2010 Olympics will honor the importance of the world gathering together historically to celebrate the best athletes throughout the world, while working together in peace and respecting the IOC ceremonial protocols. The opening ceremony will not only allow the Vancouver and the Winter Olympics 2010 to welcome athletes from around the world to their city, but will also give Vancouver the chance to show people all over the world what it means to be Vancouverites, Canadians, and British Columbians.
The Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony will be held on February 12, 2010, at the BC Place Stadium located at 777 Pacific Blvd, on the north side of False Creek in Vancouver, British Columbia. This will mark the first time in history that the ceremonies will be held in an indoor facility. Winter Olympics 2010 will include the Paralympic Winter Games, which will open on March 12, 2010, at the same location.
The Vancouver 2010 Olympics will offer the world wonderful Olympic Games such as curling, cross country skiing, figure skating, bobsleighing, and more. The venues at the Vancouver Olympics will be located on over a 120-kilometer zone beginning at the shores of Richmond and then through the center of downtown and up to the high peaks of the mountain resort of Whistler, giving spectators and athletes views of the beautiful scenery that Vancouver has to offer.
The Vancouver Olympic Village, or should we say villages, were designed especially for the athletes that will be joining in the competition during the Vancouver Olympics. Both villages will be easy for all athletes to enjoy their stay in Vancouver while learning about the history of the area, visiting the various attractions, and of course being involved in the Olympics for the greatest athletes in the world. The Vancouver Olympic Village is located in Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek area, will accommodate 2,100 athletes whereas the Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Village is home in the Cheakamus Valley, and will accommodate 2,400 athletes. Both villages will be the home for athletes and officials during the 2010 Olympics.
Vancouver offers many things to do and attractions for visitors while they are waiting on their next event during the Winter Olympics 2010 or for a vacation at any time throughout the year. While visiting Vancouver for the Vancouver Olympics you must venture off and see the sights of the city, which will allow you to embrace the beautiful and cultural atmosphere of Canada. One of the most spectacular sights to see is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. The gardens are practically hidden behind the walls of Chinatown home in downtown Vancouver only a short distance from most Olympic venues. Along with the beauty of the gardens, Vancouver offers skiers a unique sky-ride to Peak Chalet and Grouse Mountain. Whatever you wish to do while in Vancouver from skiing to dining, you will find a favorite hangout in just a short walk around town.