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2010 Winter Olympics begin

February 16th, 2010 · No Comments

The Winter Olympics began with tragedy this past Friday, when just hours before the opening ceremonies 21yr old Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was fatally injured in a training accident on the extremely high speed Whistler sliding track.

Yet as always, the games must go on and hence the ceremonies were held in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia’s BC Place, which although one of the only dry venues of the Olympics so far, nevertheless the Olympics’ flame Calderon wasn’t cooperating, before “the Great One,” Wayne Gretzky made his way outdoors in the rain to light a second Calderon this past Friday evening. Also taking part in the flames final display was the Phoenix suns All Star Steve Nash.

And amid less then stellar weather conditions, the Winter Games did get under way on Saturday, with the first medal being won at the K95 Ski jump, while the competition will now continue on thru Sunday, Feb 28, with the Closing ceremonies occurring later that same Sunday evening.

You can check out countless hours of Olympics television coverage upon the Peacock Network, a.k.a. NBC…

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