|The USA & Ukraine are expecting for the Winter Olympic Games
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|Автор:||Lanusic [ 28 янв 2010, 21:18 ]|
|Заголовок сообщения:||The USA & Ukraine are expecting for the Winter Olympic Games|
Where better for the 2010 Olympics Winter Games to take place than the home of Winter Sports – CANADA! Vancouver is regarded as one the most popular cities in North America, while nearby Whistler counts itself among the world’s best ski resorts. Vancouver is regarded by many as the 'First Summer Olympic caliber city to host a Winter Olympics.'
Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and the third largest city in Canada. It's surrounded by water on three sides and is nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range. Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling metropolitan core, and boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada.
The City of Vancouver supports a wide range of destination sites — from more than 190 parks to three different civic theatres — that are interesting places to visit for tourists and residents alike. Vancouver is also home to many other sights and is networked by a comprehensive transportation system.
Yes, Canada has its own currency, people...and it's no longer a laughing matter! The US and Canadian Dollar are almost equal.
Vancouver by the Numbers
- 5,000 Olympic athletes and officials
- 17 days of events
- 1,700 Paralympic athletes and officials
- 10 days of events
The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010.
The 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will be staged in Whistler from March 12 to 21, 2010.
The complete event schedules for the 2010 Winter Games will be available in 2008. Please continue to check back on our website for updates on Vancouver, the Games, our packages and other exciting news!
Curling is a team game with similarities to bowls and shuffleboard, played by two teams of four players each on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice. Teams take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones down the ice towards the target (called the house). Two sweepers with brooms accompany each rock and use timing equipment and their best judgment, along with direction from their teammates, to help direct the stones to their resting place. The complex nature of stone placement and shot selection has led some to refer to curling as "chess on ice."
Curling has been an official sport in the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. In February 2006, the International Olympic Committee retroactively decided that the curling competition from the 1924 Winter Olympics (originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver, or International Winter Sports Week) would be considered official Olympic events and no longer be considered demonstration events. Thus, the first Olympic medals in curling, which at the time was played outside, were awarded for the 1924 Winter Games, with the gold medal won by Great Britain and Ireland, two silver medals by Sweden, and the bronze by France. A demonstration tournament was also held during the 1932 Winter Olympic Games between four teams from Canada and four teams from the United States, with Canada winning 12 games to 4.
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|Автор:||Grace [ 18 фев 2010, 18:52 ]|
|Заголовок сообщения:||Re: The USA & Ukraine are expecting for the Winter Olympic Games|
цікаво, збірна Ураїни здобуде хоч одну медаль? Минулого разу нам пощастило, було аж 3!)
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