Vancouver 2010 ( anglais )

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Vancouver 2010

Winter Olympic Games

Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, in the south west of Canada. It is namedfor British Captain George Vancouver, who explored the area in the 1790s. Based on the 2006. The official population of the city of Vancouver was estimated at 580 000. Metro Vancouveris estimated total population was 2 millions. Vancouver is a proud chieftain of commerce and one of the world’s most beautiful cities

There are 15 different tests :
Alpineskiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboard and SpeedSkating


Alpine skiing:



General classification of medals:

Major events :
The French, Jason Lamy-Chappuis is anOlympic champion on Gundersen (small springboard) of Nordic combined. He did dream about all French people.
The American, Bode Miller is triplemedal-holder in alpine skiing. His performance was really fantastic.

The shocking image before the opening ceremony ofthe games, is the death of the young tobogganist Georgien Nodar Kuramitashvili He went out of the track to 140 km/h.

The Olympic Flame travelled by land, air and water during 106days. It visited more than 1000 communities in our huge and diverse country.

For the first time, the Olympic Games took place on two sites, Vancouver and Whistler. More than 3billion of televiewers vibrated during 2 weeks (12-28.02) for the exploits of the athletes.
Vancouver is also Paralympics Games. The “party “ ended by a magnificent fireworks display.