Early this morning Middle European Time 21st Winter Olympic Games were opened

Vancouver – symbol of peace

Early this morning Middle European time 21st Winter Olympic Games were opened

Winter Olympic Games are officially opened – Olympic torch carried by famous Arnold Swarzeneger and picture of glamorous show program from Vancouver traveled around the world.

For the third time, Canada is host of the “white” Games, and this time it got special features – multicultural identity, sport capabilities calling for peace, creating leading idea of the 2010 OG.

Among more than 5500 competitors from over 80 participating countries, Montenegro and its only contestant Bojan Kosić got their proud place for the first time. Their support will be coach Rajko Kosić, President of MOC, Dušan Simonović and President of Skating Association of Montenegro, Vesna Medenica, as well as our people living and working in Canada.

Opening ceremony of 21 OG (held early this morning eastern European time), will be remembered by its organization – namely for the first time it happened in covered sports hall – British Columbia Place, capacity of which is 64.000 and it knew how to response to the world challenge. Complete program and the parade were shortened maximally and yet lasted for about two hours.

Competitions will be held in sport venues in Richmond (short track skating) and Vancouver (curling, artistic skating, short track, ice hockey). At Cypress mountain close to Vancouver viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy snowboarding and skiing freestyle, while in mountain Olympic park Whistler will be held biathlon, alpine skiing, ski running, Nordic combination and ski jumps.

Games are followed by around 10.000 journalists, and 25.000 volunteers are involved in organization.

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