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Old October 14th, 2007, 3:32 am
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2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

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Welcome to the discussion about the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada!

Well ticket prices were released the other day; they range from $25-$1,500

I really want to go, don't know if i'll be able to or not. I'm going to Vancouver in 2009 on a school trip, sucks that we couldn't wait a year, eh?

Is any one else planning on attending?

What do you think of the location of it?

It's 2 1/2 years (roughly) away, but all ive been hearing lately is the Olympics. The Royal Canadian Mint has this whole collection of collectable quarters supporting our athletes circulating through banks and a gold coin that you can purchase through them. They all have special pictures of athletes on them. They're very cool. So far though, i only have the wheelchair curling one. But oh, well still have 2 1/2 years to collect!


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Old October 14th, 2007, 6:37 am
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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

I think Vancouver is a wonderful location. I was there a few years ago and as soon as I found out it made a bid for the 2010 Olympics I knew it was the perfect city. Besides, Canada got robbed a few years ago. The 2008 games should have gone to Toronto instead of Beijing.

I'm looking at a job in the Seattle area right now. If I get an offer and decide to accept, I definitely could see myself buying tickets to an event or two and driving up to Vancouver. Although I better get my tickets soon. Aside from the risk of things selling out, if the American dollar sinks too much further I may find myself paying good ticket prices for the cheap tickets.


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Old October 18th, 2007, 4:26 am
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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

Cool! I'm jealous. It sounds like you live much closer than i do (in Ontario).


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Old October 18th, 2007, 9:36 am
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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

I live a few hours outside Vancouver, but I'm not planning to go to the games. I can't afford good tickets, so I'll get a better view watching on TV. If it's anything like Salt Lake City, there'll be 24 hour a day coverage anyway.
Living so close I can't help but hear all the controversy about the games as well. I'm really shocked that they're suing several businesses in Vancouver over copyright infringement. Olympic Pizza is a family-owned company that has had the name for years before the games were even awarded, but VANOC wants them to change the name. Plus, it's clear that the games will be way over budget, but VANOC keeps denying that, claiming they're actually under budget. Like anyone really believes that.


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Old January 4th, 2008, 12:42 am
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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

Hey Hey Hey!

Were already talking about 2010!
Look at the 2008 Summer Olympics instead!


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Old January 4th, 2008, 7:34 am
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I'm looking forward to the winter games more than the summer ones. I love hockey (both mens and womens-GO CANADA GO!), curling, bobsled, and the ski and snowboard events.
One thing I'm not too fond of is the mascots, they look like some sort of pokemon/hello kitty thing. I think they could have designed something much more representative of British Columbia/Canada.


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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

I agree with you Pints. The Winter olympics are much better then the summer ones. And thank god that Canada got to hold the Winter games, hosting the Summer games would just be horrible!

I really enjoy all of those events that you listed (Especially the Mens and Womens (and yes, GO CANADA GO) hockey) but I also have to add Figure Skating on to the list!

No, I don't really like the mascots either. They're just too cartoon-y, if you know what I mean. I mean, obviously a mascot has to be a little animated looking, but ya, Pokemon and Hello Kitty, no way!


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Old January 11th, 2008, 10:49 pm
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No womens ski jumping!?!?! Disappointing. I think the Olympics would have been the perfect place to highlight this sport and show girls that they can do it. There are other women's sports as well where there isn't huge participation but I think Olympic exposure really helps promote that sport. Look at women's hockey, it is still largely a battle between two teams for the gold (Canada-US). But looking at the U-18 world championship other countries are building on their women's programmes.


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I agree that the winter games are much better than the summer games. You have great sports like hockey, skiing, bobsledding, snowboarding, speed skating, and who doesn't love watching people wipe out in the luge or skeleton? And of course the one game that nobody understands- curling.

In the summer games, it seems that every event is running or some variation of running.


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i too enjoy the winter games more, I guess because I play more winter sports.

I'm ready for Canadian domination!


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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

I think Vancouver is great spot for the 2010 Winter Olympics. With luck, I might have a chance of going.

I love the winter Olympics as well. The events are much more exciting, I love pretty much every event. And Germany is always so good in the medal counts!!!


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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

I agree that the coverage on TV is better in that it allows you to see more from better angles. Its like that in almost every sport. People (usually) don't buy Super Bowl tickets to watch football or World Series tickets to watch baseball, because you can get a better view from your sofa. They buy them for the overall experience, and that's why I plan on buying Olympic tickets when I get the chance. Its a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I don't plan on missing. Hopefully I can get tickets to a USA hockey game. If its against Canada, even better, although I doubt I'd be able to afford tickets to any game in which Canada is playing.


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I think Vancouver is great spot for the 2010 Winter Olympics. With luck, I might have a chance of going.

I love the winter Olympics as well. The events are much more exciting, I love pretty much every event. And Germany is always so good in the medal counts!!!
I would love to see the Olympics in Canada! The good ol' home of the maple leaf hasn't seen the internation games in a while

Too bad I live so far away as to not see it happen


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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

With 120 days to go until the Opening Ceremony, the medal design for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games was unveiled today:

Vancouver 2010 Medal Design:    


  







Official video discussing the medal design's inspiration: http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/abou...e4u/index.html



  



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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

I like the medals, they're quite cool. I look so much forward to the olympics, it's the event of the year for me. All this skiing and curling and skating and everything... And we Norwegians are quite good at a lot of winter sports, so it'll be extra fun. Go Norway!


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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

SO excited! The winter olympics is the only time I ever get to see x-c skiing and biathlon on tv (and can tape it and watch it over, and over, over..). Last Olympics I was at the bar shooting pool and when I looked up for once biathlon was on the TVs. I was 30 years old, but I totally Sqee-ed
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SO excited! The winter olympics is the only time I ever get to see x-c skiing and biathlon on tv (and can tape it and watch it over, and over, over..). Last Olympics I was at the bar shooting pool and when I looked up for once biathlon was on the TVs. I was 30 years old, but I totally Sqee-ed
America is sometimes a tough place for a fan of endurance sports.
Biathlon is cross-country skiing with shooting, isn't it? I watch it the whole winter season, but the olympics are a bit special. I'm looking forward to all these days with loads of winter sports on TV all the time! I can't wait for February!


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Re: 2010 Winter Olympics In Vancouver, Canada

Not many days left now! I keep wondering whether I should watch the opening live, or wait for the reprise as it starts 3 am Norwegian time...


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I love the Olympics. I like to have it on, and I end up watching most of the events, even the ones I find boring (like ski jumping). Though I do sometimes work on the computer or something if I'm not a huge fan of the event.

I really like to watch the skating events. Short track is so interesting to watch, the racers are almost synchronized in a lot of their movements.


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Finally, Norway is starting to win! Two golds and a silver in biathlon today, and gold and bronze in the cross-country skiing classic sprint. People were starting to wonder where the Norwegians and their gold medals in the Nordic disciplines. Well, here we are, and we're not leaving yet!

I have a question to ask, if anyone else reads this thread at all. What do you think of the Olympics so far? I mean, there have been a lot of mistakes and troubles - starting people at the right time in biathlon, problems with the ice machine during speed skating, ticket trouble (I don't remember exactly what that was about), some of the graphics are chaotic, to mention those I remember. Also, there has been quite a few accidents: the tragic death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili a few hours before the opening ceremony; Petra Majdič's fall yesterday; Anja Pärson's fall, in the women's downhill skiing, also yesterday; Dominique Gisin's fall at the same place as Pärson; a few other girls also fell in the same race; and there are more, but not so serious/recent.


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