2010 Olympic Winter Games Anniversary

Time is running!

It is already one year ago that Vancouver enchanted millions of people all around the globe with a mind-blowing opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. The City of Vancouver put a lot of effort into making this event unforgettable for everyone. Be it sportsman, spectator or resident. And even one year later, the magic moment should not be forgotten. Therefore the City of Vancouver will celebrate the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver! It will take place from February 12- February 28. As I can see from the schedule, we have amazing two weeks ahead of us!

Just to give you some examples:

Lunar Fest sees hundreds of lanterns set up in a night time extravaganza with lanterns and art throughout the city!

– Visit the Olympic Cauldron as its relit for the one year anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games!

– Relive the Olympic Spirit at one of Vancouver’s most visited venues, the Robson Square Ice Rink!

– And much more….!

It is too bad I haven’t been here when the Olympic Winter Games took place in Vancouver, but I will definitely try to catch some of the spirit during the anniversary dates! I will provide you with more details next week so STAY TUNED!

Have a great weekend!

Ziska

 

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Women’s Gold Medal Game

Canada captured a third consecutive Olympic women’s ice hockey title on Thursday, defeating arch-rival United States 2-0 in an emotional championship match on home ice. Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice in the first period and goaltender Shannon Szabados made 28 saves to bring Canada the victory and bragging rights in a border war arch-rivalry between the sport’s only two women’s powers. The Americans, two-time reigning world champions, settled for a silver medal while Finland took bronze with an earlier 3-2 overtime triumph over Sweden.

“We have no excuses. They played well,” US coach Mark Johnson said. “Their young goaltender played well. She didn’t give us many second opportunities. She came in with the pressure of a nation on her and she never cracked. Szabados surrendered only one goal while making 50 saves in Canada’s undefeated run to gold. “She was awesome,” Canada’s Gillian Apps said. “She was amazing – no other words to describe it.”

The Americans had hoped to spoil Canada’s party on home ice as the Canadians had done to them in Salt Lake City in 2002, but now they must wait until Sochi for another chance at Olympic revenge. Better luck next time US!