Friday, November 27, 2009

77 Days to go: The Olympics Vancouver 2010

This next year, the winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver, Canada. I am going to post some things of interest in the next few weeks.

The web site is :

Today the Olympic torch is being carried from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Bathurst, New Brunswick on it's way across Canada. It is expected in Vancouver to light the Olympic Cauldron on February 12th, 2010.
There is an interactive map link on the website that you can follow the route the runners will take. May they have sunny skies and mild temperatures for their run.

Olympic Flame
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a symbol of the Olympic Games. Commemorating the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was reintroduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, and it has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. The torch relay of modern times which transports the flame from Greece to the various designated sites of the games had no ancient precedent and was introduced by Carl Diem at the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics.


  1. Since we live 18 miles from the Peace Arch border crossing, I'm not thrilled with the Vancouver Olympics being so close. It means lots of extra traffic on I-5, as well as all the tickets being sold out already! Will you be there, Lucy?

  2. I can't believe that it is time for Olympics already! I love the winter games. Being from Vermont, I, especially, love the skiing events.

  3. No, we won't be there. We will watch a bit on TV, but the only sports we go and pay to watch are motorsports. We always joke if it doesn't burn fuel and make noise, we're not interested!


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