2010 Winter Olympicsin Vancouver
•The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Gamesor the 21st Winter Olympics, will be held February 12‐28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
•The 2010 Winter Olympics will be the third Olympics hosted by Canada, and the first by the province of British Columbia.
•The Call for Volunteers program was launched on February 12, 2008, to find 25,000 volunteers. Tickets for the event were first available for purchase on October 3, 2008.
•The security budget for the 2010 Winter Olympics has been set at $900 million
•The 2010 Winter Olympics logo was designed on April 23, 2005 and is named Ilanaaq
•The mascots were introduced on November 27, 2007
Miga‐A mythical sea bear, part orca and part bear.
Mukmuk‐A Vancouver Island marmot.
Events up for inclusion but were ultimately rejected included:
•Biathlon mixed relay
•Mixed doubles curling
•Team alpine skiing
•Team bobsled and skeleton
•Women’s ski jumping
The Olympic Torch Relay is the transfer from the Victoria on Vancouver Island to Vancouver, straigtthrough Canada
•Itisgoingtostarton the30th octoberin 2009 andwill comeback on the11th ofFeb. 2010
BC Place Stadium –StartingandClosingCeremonie
Canada Hockey Place –Icehockey
Pacific Coliseum–Figureskating, Shorttrack
UBC ThunderbirdArena –Icehockey
Richmond OlympicOval –Speed skating
CypressMountain –Freestyle‐Skiing, Snowboard
Whistler Creekside–Ski Alpin
For First Nationswanttoparticipate‐> FourHost First Nations
Lil’wat, Musqueam, SquamishandTsleil‐Waututh