Vancouver 2010 - 100 Days To Go!
Today marks 100 days until the opening of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After over six years of hard work preparing to host the world, Vancouver 2010 is now entering the final countdown before its Games get underway and the Olympic flame reaches the Olympic Stadium. To celebrate this occasion, a number of different announcements and events are being held by the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC) and its partners and stakeholders.
All of the venues for the Vancouver Games are now complete and they will give athletes, spectators and TV viewers some spectacular backdrops as they compete and watch the world’s best winter athletes go for gold next February. Made up of a combination of new and renovated venues, many of the sites for these Games combine spectacular architecture or scenery with state-of-the-art sustainability initiatives that will leave a lasting legacy not just for sport but for the region in general.
Winter Season Underway
With the venues complete and the city of Vancouver and region of British Columbia eagerly awaiting the world to come and visit, winter athletes around the globe are now working hard to ensure their qualifications for the events taking place in just over a hundred days time. International Federation competitions taking place between now and early next year will all see the potential stars of these Games refining their techniques, as they seek their tickets to the world’s number one winter sports event.
Vancouver and Whistler will host the XXI Olympic Winter Games from 12 to 28 February 2010 and the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games from 12 to 21 March 2010. The seven Winter Olympic sports that will be on show in Vancouver are Luge, Skiing, Skating, Ice Hockey, Biathlon, Bobsleigh and Curling.