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  2010 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian Olympic Committee, as the host country, has pledged to obtain the most gold medal standings at the 2010 Winter Olympics, due to its failures to obtain a gold at both the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
During their coverage of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Australian comedians Roy and HG launched a campaign for the 2010 games at the little-known, tiny Australian ski resort of Smiggin Holes, even going so far as to produce a promotional video, jingle and directly raising the issue with IOC President Jacques Rogge.
As of 2004, the cost of the 2010 Winter Olympics is estimated to be in the range of C$1.4 billion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2010_Winter_Olympics   (611 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Vancouver stages the Winter Olympics in 2010 and along with son, Richard, Li owns as much of one-third of that city's downtown land - some of which is expected...
The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, both in Canada.
On May 2, 2003, the International Olympic Committee declared that all three of the remaining candidates could put on a "very good" Games.
www.wikiverse.org /2010-winter-olympics   (370 words)

  
 Evalu8 - Sports:Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Olympics
If you become a volunteer at the 2010 Olympic Games, you will have to be prepared to put your life on hold for 20 days, and no feeble excuses for missing a shift, like "I've got a job," will be accepted.
While the lighting of the Olympic flame in Vancouver may be years away, jockeying by Canadian companies to hang their names alongside the glowing torch and the patented five interlocking rings has already begun.
Vancouver officials have dismissed suggestions their 2010 Winter Olympics bid could be hurt by allegations that a senior IOC member has improper business ties to the Canadian city.
www.evalu8.org /browse/754   (1143 words)

  
 Max's Musings - Projects, Politics and Process: Lesson Learned? Large Projects and the 2010 Olympics
To be fair, shortly thereafter, the selection of a CEO for the 2010 Olympics was finally announced.
So, we may conclude that without a CEO over the three months of delay, the 2010 Olympics is already in some trouble.
It turned out that the same person who conducted the successful winning proposal was also appointed as the CEO for implementing the 2010 Olympics.
www.maxwideman.com /musings/2010olympics.htm   (606 words)

  
 ESPN.com: OLY - NBC wins rights to 2010-12 Olympics
The 2010 games will be awarded on July 2, and the 2012 summer host picked in 2005.
The Olympics are considered the top prize in sports television, with networks virtually guaranteed 17 straight days of top ratings and huge advertising revenues.
The networks were expecting either the 2010 or 2012 games will be staged in North America, offering the best time zone for live, prime time coverage.
espn.go.com /oly/news/2003/0606/1564473.html   (880 words)

  
 Ilanaaq - The Emblem for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics | Vancouver 2010 Olympics Coverage Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ilanaaq - The Emblem for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Ilanaaq - The Emblem for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Looking back upon the Winter Olympic Games emblems of the past, it is noticeable that almost every one has something to do with movement, or the olympics.
2010.dailyvancouver.com /ilanaaq-2010-olympics-emblem   (1247 words)

  
 Hansard -- Monday, February 28, 2005 p.m. -- Vol. 27, No. 20 (HTML)
There is, perhaps, less clarity in terms of when the federal government intends to fulfil its obligations around the housing component, the Olympic village, but as I indicated to the minister, we expect that the federal government will make good on all of its commitments.
He said the Olympic budget for the provincial contribution is still $600 million.
In the context of the Olympics and the production of venues and possible overruns and those kinds of discussions, I think we also need to remember that while there is downside risk, there is also upside risk.
www.legis.gov.bc.ca /hansard/37th6th/h50228p.htm   (13548 words)

  
 BC Politics 2010 Olympics
The Olympics have, in the past, been given to a country that voted against it.
For years now the arguments have been flowing free with yeas and nays in all directions, the sugar-coated praise making it seem like the Games are just what we need to get us out of this economic slump, the nays saying the slump will only get bigger.
You just know when that big IOC zipper comes to town, Gordo will be the first one on his knees doing everything he can to take peoples minds off petty things like gutting BC Hydro and suicide notes left by handicapped family’s who just couldn’t go on.
www.cynicalsunshine.com /c022803.html   (491 words)

  
 Googlism what is 2010 olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
2010 olympics is important in ensuring that the bid is put forward in a way that enhances the
2010 olympics is the "dream" for many young
2010 olympics is the focus of a number of other reports
www.googlism.com /what_is/2/2010_olympics   (97 words)

  
 Vancouver - Whistler 2010 Olympics - Tourism Victoria
Vancouver 2010 will serve as the catalyst for this growth by stimulating increased awareness which will be channeled into strategic opportunities in destination promotion, product development and media relations for all regions of British Columbia.
The 2010 Bid Corporation was fortunate to have collected more than 50,000 names of those who are interested in volunteering in 2010.
The Olympic rings and branding can not be used by anyone other than the IOC and official Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsors.
www.tourismvictoria.com /Content/EN/1277.asp   (1309 words)

  
 February 8, 2005 - CBC outbid for 2010 Olympics by Jeremy Sandler
CBC outbid for 2010 Olympics by Jeremy Sandler
Canada's first domestic Olympics in more than 20 years will be on private networks after a consortium of Bell Globemedia and Rogers Communications outbid CBC for the rights to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Games.
The loss of the Olympics marks a double blow for CBC, coming during the NHL lockout when the network has been deprived of its cash cow, Hockey Night in Canada.
www.friends.ca /News/Friends_News/archives/articles02080501.asp   (869 words)

  
 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Seals - Boycott 2010 Olympics
Q#3: The Olympics are to be held on the West coast of Canada.
A: Canada is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics and Canada is also responsible for the escalated quotas for seals on the East Coast.
Our objective is to peg the shame of the seal hunt to the prestige of the Olympic games to deliver a clear message - that Canada does not deserve to host the Olympics until it puts an end to the largest slaughter of a marine mammal species on this planet.
www.seashepherd.org /seals/seals_boycott_2010_olympics.html   (2221 words)

  
 City of Vancouver - Olympic Update
The first phase of Olympic Games-related improvements at the Pacific Coliseum -- site of the figure skating and short track speed skating competitions in 2010 -- are now underway.
This site is maintained by the City of Vancouver and contains some general information about the City's involvement in and preparations for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and updates on some of the key venues that will be located in Vancouver.
For more detailed information about all Vancouver 2010 activities, or to contact the Vancouver Organizing Committee, visit the official Vancouver 2010 website at www.vancouver2010.com.
www.city.vancouver.bc.ca /olympics   (200 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Austria, South Korea also bidding for 2010 Olympics
Jack Poole, chairman of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corp., said majority support in the vote will erase any doubt about the city's commitment.
Olympic banners dot city streets, and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ed Jovanovksi, a member of Canada's gold medal hockey team in 2002, appears on the stadium scoreboard urging a "yes'' vote.
Chris Shaw, spokesman for the No Games 2010 Coalition, thinks voters will use the Olympic issue to express anger over higher taxes and other policies of the provincial government.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1510766&type=news   (276 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Vancouver Awarded Olympics In 2010   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The decision means the Olympics will be held in Canada for the first time since the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, and it ignited a joyous celebration among some 10,000 Vancouver supporters who had jammed a downtown arena to watch the announcement on television.
A number of IOC members openly acknowledged last week that members' decisions about 2010 would be affected by the 2012 race, which will be decided in two years.
Many viewed yesterday's vote as a setback to New York, the lone U.S. candidate for the 2012 Olympics, as the IOC generally has been reluctant to send consecutive Olympics to the same continent.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A63113-2003Jul2?language=printer   (718 words)

  
 2010 olympics winter
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded on 23 June 1894 by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was inspired to revive the Olympic Games of Greek antiquity.
Olympics, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday said "aye" to the land of "eh," awarding Vancouver the 2010 Winter...
The final vote by the IOC for the 2010 winter olympics was supposedly held 12 minutes...
www.popular-sports.com /olympics/2010-olympics-winter.html   (2991 words)

  
 CTV.ca | CTV, Rogers win rights to 2010, 2012 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has awarded CTV and Rogers Communications broadcast rights to the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and the Summer Games in 2012.
CTV will showcase the Olympics on its main network as well as its subsidiaries, including TSN, and its French-language arm, RDS, Outdoor Life Network, which is licensed to broadcast outdoor sports.
Rogers Communications plans to air Olympic content on its regional sports network Rogers Sportsnet, as well its radio network, headed by the FAN 590 in Toronto, and Rogers' two multicultural stations in Toronto.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1107803085350_103212285?hub=TopStories   (779 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Illanaaq, logo of 2010 Olympics, is unveiled
Illanaaq the Inukshuk was unveiled Saturday night as the logo of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
While the five Olympic rings are one of the most internationally recognized symbols, individual Games emblems have been around for nearly 80 years.
The logo consisted of the Olympic rings superimposed on the emblem of the Japanese national flag, representing the rising sun.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1114275787691_13/?hub=TopStories   (525 words)

  
 CBC News:Vancouver-Whistler to host 2010 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announced the winner in Prague, Czech Republic.
Canadian IOC member Paul Henderson, who couldn't vote because he represents a bid country, told the CBC that Pyeongchang had a large lead on the first ballot, but most of Salzburg's support went to Canada's bid on the second ballot.
Canadian IOC member Dick Pound says no one knows for sure why they decided to abstain, but in such a close race, their votes could have sent the 2010 Winter Olympics to South Korea.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/07/02/games_vote030702   (475 words)

  
 Province of British Columbia
In 2010, B.C. will welcome the world for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler.
VANCOUVER – More B.C. communities will have the opportunity to benefit from the Olympics as a result of changes to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Lives Sites program announced at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.
The Olympics are projected to provide up to 228,000 new jobs and more than $10 billion in economic activity.
gov.bc.ca /bvprd/bc/keyInitiativeHome.do?action=olympicUser&...   (183 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Vancouver wins Olympic vote
The decision was announced by the International Olympic Committee in Prague on Wednesday after two rounds of voting by IOC delegates.
The 2010 Games are not the first time Vancouver and Whistler have hosted a major sporting event, after staging the 2001 world figure skating and freestyle championships.
Vancouver claimed that giving the 2010 Games in Canada "will ignite our passion for winter sports at all levels, from community ice rinks to the ski slopes".
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/front_page/3039318.stm   (423 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Vancouver starts countdown to 2010 Olympics
The Canadian Olympic Committee puts the country's 1988 athletic performance this way: "The Calgary Winter Games showed the world what Canada was made of.
To achieve that, the Vancouver Olympic Committee wants the federal government and corporate Canada to come up with $110 million to support Canadian athletes.
The next big public Olympic event will be in April, when the logo will be unveiled.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1108261160700_39/?hub=Canada   (489 words)

  
 2010 KOSCIUSKO WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES BID
Our vision is for a Winter Olympic Games in a country who many see as a poor winter sports nation.
However, with the planning that was demonstrated for the Sydney Olympic Games, these should be treated as concerns - not obstacles.
Remember it only takes a pebble to be dropped in the sea to create a tidal wave in the ocean.
www.angelfire.com /games/kosciusko2010   (346 words)

  
 The District of West Vancouver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Hosting of the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler, BC will create many opportunities for West Vancouver, the Greater Vancouver region, British Columbia and Canada.
West Vancouver Council established a West Vancouver 2010 Olympic/Paralympic Select Committee in the fall of 2003, with the membership selected from a cross section of our community, including youth, seniors, businesses, first nations, sport, and culture.
Build on the theme of West Vancouver being the gateway to the Olympics and use this for banners, posters and planning for the entrance to West Vancouver / Ambleside revitalization.
www.westvancouver.net /article.asp?p=true&c=781&a=3144   (493 words)

  
 Breaking Down Barriers to Successful 2010 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
“PNWER understands the benefits of the 2010 Olympics and wants to play an active role in supporting the Games,” says Chilliwack-Kent MLA Barry Penner, who as president of PNWER encouraged four state legislatures to pass resolutions endorsing B.C.’s bid.
They are well poised to play a valuable role in ensuring the 2010 Olympic Games run smoothly.
Adds Penner: “The 2010 Olympic Games are a tremendous opportunity for British Columbia and our neighbours recognize that.
www.barrypenner.com /view_page.php?id=132   (350 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - NEWS
The official emblem for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 was presented to the world at a ceremony held by the Beijing Olympic Organising Committee (BOCOG).
In a video message, the IOC President Jacques Rogge, congratulated the efforts of BOCOG and their continued commitment to the promotion of Olympism and sport in the country.
The new emblem was unveiled in the presence of 2,008 VIPs and to an audience of 400 million TV viewers at a live broadcasted gala show that the BOCOG staged in the Temple of Heaven, one of Beijing's greatest historic tourist attractions.
www.olympic.org /uk/news/olympic_news/full_story_uk.asp?id=148   (382 words)

  
 Vancouver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cities and municipalities around B.C. are already feeling the effect of the 2010 Winter Olympics with the assistance of a provincial funding scheme.
The 2010 Winter Olympics could overheat an already growing B.C. economy to the point where it runs up against shortages in materials and skilled labour, a new report by Royal Bank suggests.
At age 23 and 21, respectively, Michael Janyk and Manuel Osborne-Paradis figure to be in their prime as alpine skiers when the Winter Olympics are staged on the slopes they grew up on in 2010.
www.canada.com /vancouver/features/vancouver2010   (592 words)

  
 eclecticism: 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC
2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC has just been awarded the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Pretty nifty — they're just a couple hours north of Seattle, so I might actually be able to wander up that way and see some of the fun in seven years or so.
Olympic Commentary: Sometimes, the best part about the Olympics isn't the events or the athletes themselves, but the commentary…
www.michaelhanscom.com /eclecticism/2003/07/2010_winter_oly.html   (301 words)

  
 Discover Vancouver Forum - 2010 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Posted - 7/19/2004 11:33:00 PM and to people who are against Vancouver 2010, i've been following and learning about 2010 and the Olympics for the last 3 years....i can tell you that much of what you said is not true...unfortunately, i don't have the time to explain it right now...maybe tomorrow.
I had high hopes for the Olympics, but it's hard to still believe when the appointee represented a crown corp that has done nothing but be controversial and lose money for the last seven years.
While I would support the Olympics in Vancouver, I agree that everybody is entitled to their opinion.
www.discovervancouver.com /forum/post.asp?method=Reply&TOPIC_ID=3&FORUM_ID=2   (3316 words)

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