Alpine Skiing|  Biathlon|  Bobsleigh|  Cross Country Skiing|  Curling|  Figure Skating|  Freestyle Skiing|  Ice Hockey|  Luge|  Nordic Combined|  Short Track Speed Skating|  Skeleton|  Ski Jumping|  Snowboard|  Speed Skating
The Flame for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games was lit on Wednesday morning on the front lawn of the Parliament Hill in Ottawa, marking the launch of the 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay across Canada.
When four Chinese skaters assumed a theatrical pose of Hollywood movie "Superman" on the top of the podium, they declared a new age has come to the short track speed skating at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
  • · Winter Olympics medal tally on Feb. 23:
    Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1 U.S. 9 15 13 37
    2 Germany 10 13 7 30
    3 Canada 14 7 5 26
    4 Norway 9 8 6 23
    5 Austria 4 6 6 16
    6 Russia 3 5 7 15
    7 ROK 6 6 2 14
    8 China 5 2 4 11
    8 Sweden 5 2 4 11
    8 France 2 3 6 11

In Pictures

Backgrounder
  • ·Time:
    Feburary 10 - 28, 2010, Vancouver, Canada
    Participants:
    During the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, many more athletes, approximately 2,500 will compete in 15 sports and over 86 separate medal events.
    About VANOC:
    The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) was established on September 30, 2003. The Committee's mandate is to support and promote the development of sport in Canada by planning, organizing, financing and staging the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
    Winter Games History:
    The first modern Olympic Games were held in the summer of 1896. The organizers added skating to the Summer Games in 1908 (ice rinks could be kept cold even in the hottest weather) – but eventually decided that winter sports were perhaps best left to the winter. The first Olympic Winter Games were held in 1924, in Chamonix, France.