Olympic Winter Games 2014: Hockey

Olympic Winter Games 2014, 17 days of exhilarating winter games in Sochi, over 80 countries and around 2000 athletes will be competing against each other in almost 80 event. However for the Canadians only the ice hockey games count, be prepared for some crazy days. Extra for you I looked up some must-knows about the Canadian hockey culture. Just in case you stumble up on a bar full of Canadians watching hockey or to get some extra credit when your fellow workers are talking about hockey.

Hockey was invented in the mid 1850s by British soldiers, which were on duty in Canada. In 1879 students at the University in Montreal gave the game a set of rules. On March 3, 1875, the first indoor game was played at Montreal’s Victoria Skating Rink. Instead of using a ball, they used a puck, to prevent the puck form exiting the rink and hitting spectators.In 1893 the first Stanley Cup was played and awarded to the Montreal HC. The Stanley Cup was invented in 1888 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, to award the best hockey team of Canada. The Montreal Candiens have won the most Stanley Cups, 23 times.The Canucks are named after the Canadian folk Johnny Canuck, who was a skater and hockey player in his spare time.

Beneath  you can find a short overview of the game time during the Olympic Games and especially for the ‘Sweds’ the games are marked blue.

Women shedule icehockey Men shedule icehockey

If you want to we can stream some games at our office, of course not the ones at 4 or 6 in the mornings. Just let me know in the comments if you are interested in watching the games and I will make sure that we can watch them.

Go Canada Go

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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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