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Counting down to 2010

Submitted by on February 12, 2009 – 8:27 amNo Comment

Photo ©Carolyn B. HellerOne year from today, February 12, 2010, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games open in British Columbia.

The Vancouver Province pub­lished the fol­low­ing sched­ule of cel­e­bra­tory events hap­pen­ing today in Vancouver and Whistler, the host cities for the Winter Games:

Whistler Village Square, 8 a.m.: Unveiling of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic torch and torch­bearer uniforms.

Lord Strathcona Elementary School, Vancouver, 10 a.m.: Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson plays floor hockey with Olympic ath­letes, mas­cots and students.

Richmond Speed-​​Skating Oval, 5 p.m.: Premier Gordon Campbell and International Olympic Committee pres­i­dent Jacques Rogge invite ath­letes from around the world.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.: Olympic count­down con­cert head­lined by Sarah McLachlan.

And in case you haven’t been fol­low­ing the hype in Canada about the upcom­ing Olympics, the Vancouver Sun has the back­ground story:

The com­pe­ti­tion will begin at Whistler Olympic Park on Feb. 12, 2010, with ski jump­ing the only event sched­uled for the first day. The open­ing cer­e­monies will offi­cially mark the start of the Games later that evening at the 60,000-seat BC Place Stadium.

By the time the Olympic flame is extin­guished on Feb. 28, about 5,000 ath­letes from about 80 coun­tries will have com­peted in 16 sports.

For more details on the 2010 Olympics, visit Vancouver2010​.com.

Photo ©Carolyn B. Heller

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