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13 Feb 2004
Vancouver 2010 , IOC News

Vancouver 2010 celebrates six-year countdown to the Games

To mark the six-year countdown to the 2010 Winter Games, the Mayor of Vancouver, Larry Campbell, has unveiled on 12 February 2004, the "Vancouver 2010 Host City sign". The sign is posted in front of the City Hall.

Sport, art and culture
In the evening a presentation was staged in Whistler which celebrated sport, art and culture. The programme included music and dance performances, and Olympians discussing their cultural experiences at previous Games.

2,200 days to go
With 2,200 days to go before the Games, the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee is currently preparing plans and schedules in areas such as sports venue construction, accommodation, budgeting and marketing.

17 days of competition in 15 sports
The Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony is scheduled to take place on 12 February 2010, kicking off 17 days of competition in 15 sports. The competition will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler. Vancouver is hosting freestyle skiing, snowboard, hockey, figure skating, curling, speed skating and short-track speed skating.

Paralympic sports in Whistler
Whistler will stage Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, biathlon, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton and all Paralympic sports. The 10-day Paralympic Winter Games start on 12 March 2010 with a programme of five sports for athletes with disabilities.

Official website of Vancouver 2010
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