2010 Winter Olympics
The 2010 Winter Olympics, offeecially kent as the XXI Olympic Winter Gemmes or the 21st Winter Olympics, were a major internaitional multi-sport event held frae Februar 12 tae Februar 28, 2010, in Vancouver, Breetish Columbie, Canadae, wi some events held in the suburbs o Richmond, Wast Vancouver an the University Endowment Launds, an in the resort toun o Whistler. Approximately 2,600 athletes frae 82 naitions participatit in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. Baith the Olympic an Paralympic Gemmes were bein organized bi the Vancouver Organizin Committee (VANOC), heided bi John Furlong. The 2010 Winter Olympics were the third Olympics hostit bi Canadae an the first bi the province o Breetish Columbie. Previously, Canadae hostit the 1976 Simmer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec an the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Also, there were three mascots for the 2010 olympics.
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Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]
Fifteen winter sports events were includit in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The aicht sports categorized as ice sports were: bobsled, luge, skeleton, ice hockey, figure skatin, speed skatin, short track speed skatin an curlin. The three sports categorized as alpine skiin an snawbuirdin events were: alpine, freestyle an snawbuirdin. The fower sports categorized as Nordic events were: biathlon, cross-kintra skiin, ski jumpin an Nordic combined.
Nummers in parentheses indicate the nummer o medal events contestit in each sport.
|2010 Olympic Winter Sports Programme|
Medal table[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Main airticle: 2010 Winter Olympics medal table
The tap ten leetit NOCs bi nummer o gowd medals are leetit below. The host naition, Canadae, is heichlichtit.
Host kintra (Canadae)
|3||Unitit States (USA)||9||15||13||37|
|5||Sooth Korea (KOR)||6||6||2||14|
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
|Wikimedia Commons haes media relatit tae 2010 Winter Olympics.|
|Wikinews haes relatit news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games|
- Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, official website
- Vancouver Olympic Committee's channel on YouTube
- Vancouver 2010 from the International Olympic Committee
- Government of Canada 2010 Federal Secretariat
- City of Vancouver, official Host City page
- The official Whistler website of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
XXI Olympic Winter Games (2010)