One of the most world-renowned of the 2010 Sporting events is the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
This time it will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be the winter games. Officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver has been preparing for this event for several years.
Both the Olympic and the Paralymic Games are being organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee. This will be the third Olympics hosted by Canada and the first by the province of British Columbia.
In the past, Canada was home to the 1976 Olympic Summer Games in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. Following Olympic tradition, the official Olympic Flag was given to the Vancouver mayor during the closing ceremonies at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.
The flag was raised in Vancouver’s City hall on February 28, 2006 in a special flag raising ceremony. At the same time the Olympic flame had begun its journey to Vancouver.