If you have been living under a rock this past year, you may not have heard that the 2010 Winter Olympic Games are going to be held in Vancouver/Whistler, British Columbia next month. For the rest of you, there is a good possibility that you’ve already borrowed, begged and stolen to get your hands on some 2010 Olympic Game tickets! Regardless of which of the two above-mentioned groups you fall into, everyone can join in on the fun by tracking the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.
Visit the following website to track the status of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay and be involved in part of the fun: http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/olympic-torch-relay/olympic-torch-relay-interactive-map/
According to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay page:
Approximately 12,000 people will have the opportunity to carry the Olympic Torch as it travels from Ancient Olympia towards Vancouver, BC, site of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
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The 2010 Host City website provides some great information about seeing the Olympic Torch in Vancouver on February 12, 2010. Below is an excerpt:
On February 12, 2010, the Olympic flame will travel throughout Vancouver, including the Downtown area. There will be rolling road closures of 10-20 minutes as the Olympic Torch travels through Vancouver so expect some delays- vehicle travel to or within Downtown Vancouver will be challenging. Come out and celebrate as the flame makes its way through the city but don’t bring your car- take transit, walk or cycle, and plan ahead for extra travel time.
To mark the flame’s historic arrival in Vancouver, an Olympic Torch Relay Celebration is being planned by the City for the evening of February 11. The celebration will be held LiveCity Yaletown at David Lam Park. Tens of thousands are expected to gather every day at our LiveCity sites to watch live performances showcasing Vancouver’s creative excellence and cultural diversity.
The Torch Relay celebration at LiveCity Yaletown is just one part of many festivities the City has planned for the two-day Olympic Torch Relay in February 2010. The City is inviting residents and visitors to join neighbourhoods in celebrating the 2010 Winter Games as the flame moves through Vancouver. Local events are being planned by the City’s Local Neighbourhood Torch Relay Celebration Task Force, which includes representatives from City departments, community organizations and 2010 Olympic Torch Relay sponsors, who are all working together to make the Torch Relay an unforgettable part of Vancouver’s Olympic experience.
The Olympic Torch Relay celebrations in Vancouver mark the conclusion of a 106–day journey for the flame across Canada that will provide selected Canadians of all ages and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame and celebrate Canada’s Games. The Torch will cross the Pacific Ocean from Greece and arrives in Victoria, British Columbia on October 30, 2009. It will then make a 45,000-kilometre trip to communities across Canada before finally arriving in Vancouver.