2010 Winter Olympics

Vancouver 2010Vancouver and Whistler BC Canada was chosen to host the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games.

Whistler was a host venue for alpine skiing events and sliding sports like luge, skelton, and bob sliegh. Ski jumping and cross country skiing was hosted in the Callaghan Valley, just south of Whistler Village.

Here is a timeline of activities and milestones that lead up to the Games.


  • Venue construction begins on all 2010 competition and non-competition sites

February 10-26, 2006

  • 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
  • VANOC (Vancouver Organizing Committee) sends an observation team

March 10-19, 2006

  • 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino.
  • VANOC sends an observation team

Summer 2007

  • Construction to begin on the Vancouver Olympic Village and the Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Village

2007 Vancouver

  • 2010 Winter Games mascot to be selected

Winter 2007-2008

  • Games venues to be available for athlete training


  • VANOC to begin volunteer recruitment.
  • An estimated 25,000 volunteers are required to stage the Games

August 8-24, 2008

  • 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China.
  • VANOC sends an observation team

September 6-17, 2008

  • 2008 Paralympic Summer Games in Beijing.
  • VANOC sends an observation team

Fall 2008

  • Vancouver 2010 Winter Games ticket sales

Winter 2008-2009

  • Official test events for the 2010 Winter Games


  • Media Accreditation for the 2010 Winter Games.
  • An estimated 10,000 media members expected to be accredited

Fall 2009

  • 2010 Winter Games Olympic Flame (torch) Relay

February 12-28, 2010

  • XXI Olympic Winter Games

March 12-21, 2010

  • X Paralympic Winter Games

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