Vancouver, Canada

Updated September 13, 2021 | Infoplease Staff
2010 Winter Olympics | Vancouver, Canada - February 12-28

Vancouver, Canada

Read previews of the events, biographies of famous athletes, Olympic trivia, and more


Memorable Moments

Memorable Moments: Franz Klammer (Austria)

Franz Klammer
The man who gave himself "terrible frights"

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Winter Olympics Through The Years

Winter Olympics Biographies

Related Links


Vancouver Preview
What to expect at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

All About Vancouver
Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia

A Shock to the System?
Several Tropical Countries Make Their Debut at the Winter Games

Clouds Over Vancouver
Women Are Denied the Chance to Compete in Ski Jumping

Winter Olympics Trivia
Fun Olympic facts for trivia buffs and novices

Olympic Symbols and Traditions
Flames, doves, oaths, and more

Canada's Quest for Gold
Own the Podium initiative is designed to help Canadian athletes bring home gold medals

Competing Countries
92 countries are participating in the Vancouver Winter Olympics

Ski Cross Debuts at the 2010 Winter Olympics
The new event falls under the sport of freestyle skiing

Quiz: Vancouver Olympics
What is the motto for the 2010 Winter Games?

Olympics Timeline
From ancient Greece to the present day

Sports Previews

Alpine Skiing
Vonn and Miller skiing toward the podium

A demanding combination of exertion and precision

Offspring of the toboggan

Cross-Country Skiing
The sport of the Vikings

Think shuffleboard on ice

Figure Skating
Artistry takes center stage

Freestyle Skiing
Ski Cross added to freestyle mix

Ice Hockey
A tournament of veterans

One of the fastest Olympic sports

Nordic Combined
Long dominated by Scandinavian countries

Face first down an icy track

Ski Jumping
Once a popular attraction at ski carnivals

The sport continues to evolve

Speed Skating
The Olympic demolition derby


Did You Know?
Did you know China won their first Winter Olympic gold medals in Salt Lake City? What sport did they win them in?

Winter Olympics Trivia
Who has won the most medals for the United States in the Winter Olympics?

Quiz: Vancouver Olympics
What is the motto for the 2010 Winter Games?

Winter Olympics History: Part 1
What the was first year that female athletes could compete in events other than figure skating at a Winter Olympics?

Winter Olympics History: Part 2
East Germany made its Olympic debut at which Winter Games?

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