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Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ‘With glowing hearts’ Vancouver is the host city to the Winter Olympic Games (12 – 28 February 2010) Winter Paralympic Games (12 – 21 March 2010) This is the second time that Vancouver has hosted the Winter Games

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Vancouver is the host city to the

    • Winter Olympic Games (12 – 28 February 2010)
    • Winter Paralympic Games (12 – 21 March 2010)
    • This is the second time that Vancouver has hosted the Winter Games
  • Some events will be held in the city of Vancouver and some events will be held in the resort of Whistler
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Three top facts about Vancouver and Canada

1) Canada is the second largest country in the world. It is more than 69 times the size of the United Kingdom!

2) Vancouver is in the province of British Columbia in Canada and is a famous winter sport destination

3) Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia

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Three top facts about the Winter Olympic Games

1) The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924

2) Before that, figure skating and ice hockey had been events at the Summer Olympic Games!

3) The Winter Olympic Games are held every four years. In 2010 they are in Vancouver, in 2006 they were held in Turin, Italy

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Three top facts about the Winter Paralympic Games

1) The first Winter Paralympic Games were held in Sweden in 1976

2) Ragnhild Wyklebust from Norway holds the record for the most ever medals won at the Winter Paralympic Games – she has won more than 22!

3) At the 2004 Winter Paralympic Games in Italy, 486 athletes from 39 countries competed

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In Vancouver athletes will compete in 7

  • Olympic sports…
  • Biathlon
  • Skating
  • Skiing
  • Luge
  • Ice Hockey
  • Curling
  • Bobsleigh

Just like the athletes who compete at the Summer Olympic Games, athletes will be striving to live the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect

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…and 5 Paralympic sports

  • Apline skiing
  • Nordic skiing
  • Ice Sledge Hockey
  • Wheelchair Curling

Just like the athletes who compete at the Summer Paralympic Games, athletes will be striving to live the Paralympic Values of determination, courage, equality and inspiration.

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Get Set for the Winter Games

Don’t get left out in the cold!

Rise to the challenge with the Get Set Winter Games competition!

Enter our competition and you could be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes from adidas!

We’ve got six sets of shirts to give away (and we’ll even embroider them with your school name and logo) plus 60 kit bags and water bottles!