- BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting the province’s most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
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BC Place during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics Scene inside BC Place prior to the start of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final The opening and closing ceremonies of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the opening ceremonies of the X Paralympic Winter Games were also held in BC Place Stadium in February and March 2010, respectively.
While we did not see the Cauldron lit at night, it was fun to stand and look at it and imagine what it would have been like to be there for the Olympics. It is located next to Canada Place and on the Hop On Hop Off bus stop.
- 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, V6C 0C3, British Columbia
BC Place Stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. For the 2010 Winter Olympics, a total of ten sports venues were used, seven in Vancouver (including BC Place ), and three in Whistler. The majority of ice sport events were held in Vancouver, while Whistler, which normally serves as a ski resort, hosted the snow events.
The retractable roof over BC Place is truly a technological marvel, transforming British Columbia’s largest and most versatile venue into a busier, and more exciting place to host world class events.
A Video Showing The BC Place Stadium During The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, with the set up of the opening, victory and closing ceremonies xD
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Oct 05, 2012 · About BC Place BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting the province’s most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, were staged indoors at BC Place in Vancouver city centre. Whistler Venue Overview For the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler hosted Olympic and Paralympic Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and biathlon, as well as Olympic Nordic combined, ski jumping, bobsleigh, luge and skeleton.
The threat of invasion or not, the Games took place every four years from 776BC to at least 393AD. All free Greek males were allowed to take part, from farmhands to royal heirs, although the majority of Olympians were soldiers. Women could not compete or even attend.
- The Olympics in Ancient Greece
- Decline and Revival of The Olympic Tradition
- The Olympics Through The Years
The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 B.C., when a cook named Coroebus won the only event–a 192-meter footrace called the stade (the origin of the modern “stadium”)–to become the first Olympic champion. However, it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years by that time. Legend has it that Heracles (the Roman Hercules), son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene, founded the Games, which by the end of the 6th century B.C had become the mos...
After the Roman Empire conquered Greece in the mid-2nd century B.C., the Games continued, but their standards and quality declined. In one notorious example from A.D. 67, the decadent Emperor Nero entered an Olympic chariot race, only to disgrace himself by declaring himself the winner even after he fell off his chariot during the event. In A.D. 393, Emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, called for a ban on all “pagan” festivals, ending the ancient Olympic tradition after nearly 12 centuries.It...
The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. In the opening ceremony, King Georgios I and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed 280 participants from 13 nations (all male), who would compete in 43 events, including track and field, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, cycling, tennis, weightlifting, shooting and fencing. All subsequent Olympiads have been numbered even when no Games take place (as in 1916, during World War I, and in 1940 and 1944, during World War II). The offi...
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In individual Olympic events the award for first place is a gold medal, for second place a silver medal, and for third place a bronze medal. Diplomas are awarded for fourth through eighth places, and all competitors and officials receive a commemorative medal.