Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics officially called as 21st winter Olympics had started on Feb 12th and till take place till 28th Feb.

The host city of 2010 Winter Olympics is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Some of the other venues are Whistler,British Columbia , in suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and in the University Endowment Lands. In this edition of winter Olympics 82 nations have participated in which 2629 athletes will be part. The number of events to conducted are 86 in 7 form of sports. Both the Olympics and Paralympic Games are being Organized by VANOC.

The logo of the Vancouver 2010 winter Olympics is designed based on the Statue of Ilanaaq which is located on the Whistler Mountain. The word Ilanaaq means friend.  The mascots for the Vancouver winter Olympic and Paralympic are Miga, Quatchi and Sumi. Where Miga and Quatchi represents the mascots of Olympic and Sumi for Paralympic.

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