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Canada and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Vancouver VANCOUVER Population : About 1,800,000 (3 rd largest city in Canada) City with Nature Multicultural City where one can enjoy diverse cultures VANCOUVER Most Liveable City in the world!!!! VANCOUVER Canada and the Olympic Games

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  • Population : About 1,800,000 (3rd largest city in Canada)

  • City with Nature

  • Multicultural City where one can enjoy diverse cultures

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Most Liveable City in the world!!!!

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Canada and the Olympic Games

Participated in first Games at Paris Summer Games in 1900

Hosted 21st Olympic Summer Games in Montreal in 1976

Hosted 15th Olympic Winter Games in Calgary in 1988

Canada won 10 medals at the Seoul Summer Games in 1988

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Canada and the Paralympic Games

The First Paralympic was organized in Rome in 1960.

Canada hosted the Summer Paralympic Games in Toronto in 1976

Canada is an important player in the Paralympic movement at the international level.

Sydney 2000,

Ruby team

Torino 2006

Ice Sledge Hockey team

Salt Lake City 2002

Brian and Robin McKeever brother in Ski

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1904 Summer Olympic

( St. Louis)

Etienne Desmarteau

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1908 Summer Olympic


Lacrosse Team

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1976 Summer Olympics(Montreal)




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1988Winter Olympics(Calgary)




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1988 Summer Olympics(Seoul)

Carolyn Waldo

Lennox Lewis

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2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

  • Olympic Games: February 12-28, 2010 17 days -15 winter sports – 15 venues

  • Paralympic Games: March 12-21, 2010 10 days- 5 winter sports – 5 venues

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2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

- 5,000 Olympic Games athletes and officials

- 1,700 Paralympic Games athletes and officials

- 80+ countries participating in Olympic Games

- 40+ countries participating in Paralympic Games

- 10,000 media representatives

- 3 billion worldwide television viewers

- Expected number of volunteers: 25,000

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Olympic and Paralympic Sports

15 Olympic Sports


  • Curling

  • Figure Skating

  • Ice Hockey

  • Speed Skating

  • Short Track Speed Skating


  • Alpine Skiing

  • Biathlon

  • Cross-Country

  • Skiing

  • Freestyle Skiing

  • Bobsleigh

  • Nordic Combined

  • Ski Jumping

  • Snowboarding

  • Luge

  • Skeleton

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Olympic and Paralympic Sports

Paralympic Sports

  • Wheelchair Curling

  • Ice Sledge Hockey

  • Alpine Skiing

  • Biathlon

  • Cross-Country Skiing

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2010 Games Venues

Competition Venues

  • Vancouver

  • General Motors Place

  • Hillcrest/Nat Bailey Stadium Park

  • Pacific Coliseum

  • UBC Winter Sports Centre

General Motors Place

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2010 Games Venues

Competition Venues

  • Whistler

  • Whistler Creekside

  • Whistler Nordic Venue

  • Whistler Sliding Centre

Whistler Creekside

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2010 Games Venues

Competition Venues

  • Richmond

  • Richmond Oval

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2010 Games Venues

Competition Venues

  • West Vancouver

  • Cypress Mountain

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Canada’s Games – economic benefits

  • Opportunity to use the Games over many years to develop Canadian business, tourism, trade, investment, technology and innovation.

  • Games to generate an estimated $10B in economic activity, including some 200,000 person-years of employment in Western Canada.

  • An estimated $2B to be spent on construction activity and another $2B generated in tourism.

  • The Games will highlight Canada’s position as an international destination of choice for tourists, businesses, investors and workers.

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Canada’s Games – social benefits

  • In Canada, the Games will provide new opportunities for First Nations, youth, women, ethnic communities and the disabled.

  • The Games will lead to increased low-income housing in Vancouver.

  • Vancouver and Whistler will gain world-class sport facilities.

  • Thousands of volunteers from all across the country will return home with new skills and valuable experience.

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Canada’s Games – sport benefits

  • The Games are an ideal opportunity for Canadians to rally behind our athletes.

  • The Games are expected to motivate Canadians to get involved in sport and physical activity.

  • Increasing participation rates among Canadians in sport provides important inspiration to children and youth who are facing unprecedented rates of obesity.

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Universities in CanadaSport

  • 25 programs available in Canada

  • For more information, please see


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  • University of Saskatchewan

  • Brock University, St. Catherines

  • OntarioMount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta

  • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

  • Laurentian University of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario

  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

  • Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

  • York University, Toronto, Ontario

  • University of New Brunswick, Federiction, New Brunswick

  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s,

    Newfoundland and Labrador

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