Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Olympics Trivia Games

Just a little Trivia For You As We Head Into The OLYMPIC GAMES 2010 (because most of us are excited about it LB :) )  The following is copied from – Enjoy!

vancouver-2010Where were the first Winter Olympic Games held? Which country has hosted the Winter Games the most?

With more and more fun facts as we get in shape for the 2010 Olympics Trivia Games...

What are the official Olympic sports competitions at the Winter Games?

There are fifteen displines in all at the Winter Games, most of them traditional like Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsled, Cross-country skiing, Curling, Ice hockey and Figure skating, and some of them relatively new to the games, like the hyperactive and very exciting Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing competitions.

When will the 2010 Winter Olympics take place?

The 2010 Winter Olympics officially begin at the opening ceremonies on February 12, 2010 with winter sports competitions taking place for two weeks, wrapping up at the evening closing ceremonies scheduled for February 28, 2010.

Where is Vancouver?

winter-olympic-facts Vancouver is a coastal city and major seaport located in Western Canada in southwestern British Columbia.
With an official population of 611,869 that number grows by a million more when you count the larger Vancouver Metro area, the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada and the third largest in the country.

Nine competition sites include Vancouver's Canada Hockey Place, the Vancouver Olympic Centre, Pacific Coliseum and UBC Thunderbird Arena, the Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Creekside, Whistler Olympic Park, Richmond Olympic Oval and, in West Vancouver, Cypress Mountain.

Who are the mascots for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games?


Miga, Quatchi and Sumi are all Inspired by Pacific Coast Indian legends.

Miga (left) is a young sea bear who is part killer whale and part bear who lives in the ocean out past Vancouver Island. Quatchi (center) is more famously known worldwide as Sasquatch or Bigfoot, and has been the subject of hundreds of sightings for centuries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Sumi (right) is part orca whale, part phoenix and part bear, considered a "guardian spirit" by Pacific Northwest Indian tribes.

What country has hosted the Winter Olympics more than any other?
The United States has hosted the Winter Olympics four times; 1932 in Lake Placid, 1960 in Squaw Valley, 1980 in Lake Placid and 2000 in Salt Lake City.
Where will the next Winter Olympics take place?

In 2014 the winter games will be held in Sochi, Russia, (the next Summer Olympics will take place in London in 2012).

Winter Olympic Host Cities— past, present, future

2014: Sochi, Russia
2010: Vancouver, Canada
2006: Turin, Italy
2002: Salt Lake City, U.S.
1998: Nagano, Japan
1994: Lillehammer, Norway
1992: Albertville, France
1988: Calgary, Canada
1984: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1980: Lake Placid, U.S.
1976: Innsbruck, Austria
1972: Sapporo, Japan
1968: Grenoble, France
1964: Innsbruck, Austria
1960: Squaw Valley, U.S.
1956: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1952: Oslo, Norway
1948: St. Moritz, Switzerland
1936: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1932: Lake Placid, U.S.
1928: St. Moritz, Switzerland
1924: Chamonix, France

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