2010 Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics, or officially the XXI Olympic Winter Games, took place from 12 – 28 February in Vancouver with the alpine skiing, nordic events, bobsleigh, luge, skeleton & ski jumping taking place in Whistler – a 2 hour drive north of Vancouver.

Ski Independence Guide to the 2010 Winter Olympics

>> Whistler & the Olympics - Whistler's role in the XXI Winter Olympics & Olympic Venues

>> Team GB - Who's was Team GB

>> What’s on & when  - Full details of TV coverage

>> Winter Olympic News - Up to date news from Vancouver 2010

>> Medals Table -  Medal standings from ESPN

>> Photo Gallery - Photos of Vancouver 2010

>> Video Gallery - Videos of Vancouver 2010

Vancouver 2010 Facts

  • The 2010 Winter Olympics is the first Olympics to be held in British Columbia with Vancouver as the largest and warmest winter host city ever.
  • This is the first time a Winter Olympics will be held by the sea and some of the places where the actual events are hosted are at sea level.
  • There are two new medal events in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics - the men’s and women’s ski cross, which is a ski race of a group of four skiers on a special downhill course.
  • Over 80 countries and are projected to take place in the Games with the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Ghana, Montenegro, Pakistan, Peru and Serbia will make their winter Olympic débuts.
  • Over 5,500 participants are expected to take part in the Games.

Useful links:

www.vancouver2010.com - Official website of the XXI Winter Olympic Games

www.bbc.co.uk - BBC coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

www.eurosport.co.uk - Eurosport coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games