What happened in the 2010 Winter Olympics?

What happened in the 2010 Winter Olympics?

With 14, Canada broke the record for the most gold medals won at a single Winter Olympics, which was 13, set by the Soviet Union in 1976 and Norway in 2002…

Who won 2010 Winter Olympics?

Canada captured the gold medal in ice hockey, with the United States winning silver and Czechoslovakia finishing with the bronze. Two years later an agreement was reached to celebrate an IOC-sanctioned International Winter Sports Week.

What country was the 2010 Winter Olympics held?

The city of Vancouver was elected host city of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 at the 115th IOC Session in Prague on 2 July 2003.

What year did Vancouver host the Winter Olympics?

In February and March of 2010, Vancouver took its place on the world’s stage by hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Games were a rare opportunity for Vancouver to create an amazing and memorable experience for locals, visitors, and athletes.

Where was the opening ceremony held for the 2010 Winter Olympics?

Some venues, including the Richmond Olympic Oval, were at sea level, a rarity for the Winter Games. The 2010 Games were also the first—Winter or Summer—to have had an Opening Ceremony held indoors. Vancouver was the most populous city ever to hold the Winter Games.

Who was the designer of the 2010 Winter Olympics?

Leo Obstbaum (1969–2009), the late director of design for the 2010 Winter Olympics, oversaw and designed many of the main symbols of the Games, including the mascots, medals and the design of the Olympic torches. The 2010 Winter Olympics logo was unveiled on April 23, 2005, and is named Ilanaaq the Inunnguaq.

Why did Pierre de Coubertin want to revive the Olympics?

Pierre de Coubertin (1863–1937), a young French nobleman, felt that he could institute an educational program in France that approximated the ancient Greek notion of a balanced development of mind and body. The Greeks themselves had tried to revive the Olympics by holding local athletic games in Athens during the 1800s, but without lasting success.

What was the budget for the 2010 Winter Olympics?

C$580 million was the taxpayer-supported budget to construct or renovate venues throughout Vancouver and Whistler. A final audit conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers released in December 2010 revealed total operation cost to have been $1.84 billion and came in on budget resulting in neither surplus nor deficit.

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