How did the Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver
In the summer of 2003 held the IOC session in Prague right of the XXI Winter Olympic Games for the second time received the Canadian city. At this time, the master of the games was the Vancouver, in this century, three times already having received the symbolic title of "the best city of the Earth." And a planetary-scale sports forum was organized on the level, it is appropriate to this high title, though still not without trouble.
Opening ceremony was held at the stadium "BC Place". Stylized torch, which was kindled the Olympic flame, during the pageant effectively put forward in the middle of the stadium. However, since the IOC rules require to be visible from outside the stadium, the great Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky was fortunate to participate in this procedure twice - he lit the torch and the second placed in the city. In the Vancouver held competitions that can be carried out in the halls - hockey tournaments, curling, figure skating, short track speed skating. Two suburbs competing skaters, snowboarders and freestylers. A ski competitions, bobsleigh and luge were taken to the town of Whistler, located 126 kilometers north of the capital of the XXI Winter Olympic Games. Therefore, athletes stayed in two "Olympic Village" in different cities. In Whistler, there was a series of incidents that marred the sporting event. In training for the downhill luge track several Olympians made a mistake in choosing a path in and out of the ice chute. For Romanian and Italian athlete sanochnitsa it ended without serious consequences, and the Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili crashed into a metal support at a speed of almost one hundred and fifty kilometers, and the doctors could not save him. And at the ski slopes in front of one of the races broke ribs Slovenian skier Petra Majdič. However, it not only came for this race, but "running back" the entire program out of five starts, to give the bronze medal. In the sports most successful Olympians accompanied by four countries - the hosts have won the largest number of gold medals - 13, US Olympians most often (37 times) were raised on pedestals. The Germans were the second (after the Canadians) on the total index of quantity and quality awards, and the fourth in this ranking were Norwegians. The Russians showed the same at the Olympics in Vancouver, the worst result of all five took place after the collapse of the USSR Winter sports forums.