In 1988, Canada was already host to all the world’s athletes at the Olympic Winter Games. In 2010, the country still do it all over again. From 12 to 28 February 2010 in Vancouver shrouded everything in the Olympic spheres. 1988 of the play took place in the highlands of Calgary.
Vancouver-Porten På Strait Of Georgia
The games are held in the port on the Strait Georgia is not surprising. Vancouver is without doubt one of the important port cities in the world. The city itself has almost 600,000 inhabitants, but the so-called suburbs who come to number two millionth location of Vancouver provides a relatively mild climate. The winters are not too severe and the summers are sunny and rather dry.
Vancouver The Name Comes From The Dutch
The name Vancouver has ties to the Netherlands. The city is in fact named after the British captain George Vancouver, who traveled through British Columbia. The family of the captain came from the Netherlands and was called Van Coevorden there. In 1986, a delegation from Coevorden therefore Vancouver emphasize it again.
Montreal Summer Games in 1976 Boycotted
In addition to the Winter Games Canada was also once hosted the Summer Olympics. This was in 1976. However, it was a very stripped-down version, with no less than 28 countries boybotten games. Most of them were Swedish.The countries were then to disagree with the decision of the International Olympic Committee to allow New Zealand to compete in the same game. A rugby team which toured the country namely earlier by South Africa when the IOC had banned. IOC had been issued to the apartheid policies of that time in South Africa.
Richmond Olympic Oval
Winter Games speed skating in Canada will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval. This is a lowland job and that means it probably never will be an enormous ice rink where records can be located. Richmond Olympic Oval was commissioned in 2008. During the 2008-2009 skating season was the hall thirteenth place in terms of the fastest tracks in the world.
Richmond Olympic Oval in British Columbia is on the Fraser River, so ?? s 25 minutes from the Olympic village in Vancouver. The construction of the hall, which seems to be viewed from the sky lasted for three years in a heron wing. After the Winter Games, transformed the hall into a multifunctional sports arena for both winter and summer sports.
The Fastest Ice Rinks In The World
- The fastest skating rink in the world, incidentally or in Canada. It is the Olympic Oval in Calgary. The course is located at an altitude of 1034 meters.
- In second place is the Olympic Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. The course is situated at an altitude of 1425 meters.
- Thialf takes the third place in the world’s fastest ice rinks. This despite the fact that the runway is at sea level.
- The fourth fastest course in the world is The Viking Ship in Hamar.
- A new ice rink in the Russian Kolomna is ranked number 5 in terms fastest ice rinks in the world.
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