2010 Winter Olympics Overview

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics, begin tomorrow February 12th in Vancouver and continue until February 28th with some events held in the resort town of Whistler, and in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond.

The Opening ceremonies will be broadcast on NBC and CTV. Both networks will have preview shows, however, the actual ceremonies are expected to begin at 5:45 p.m. Pacific Time or 8:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

The 2010 Winter Olympics will be the third Olympics hosted by Canada, and the first by the province of British Columbia. Previously, Canada was home to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.

Over eighty countries are expected to compete in this years Winter Olympics in fifteen different ice, alpine and Nordic events. Ice Sport events include: bobsled, luge, skeleton, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, short track speed skating and curling. Alpine skiing and snowboarding events include: alpine, freestyle and snowboarding. Nordic events include: biathlon, cross country skiing, ski jumping and nordic combined.

TV Coverage

In Canada, English language Olympic programming will appear on CTV, TSN, SportsNet, RDS, Omni, and ATN. Click here for Canadian tv listings or consult your cable or satellite providers Interactive program guide.
In the U.S., Olympic programming will appear on NBC,MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Universal HD and Universal Sports. Click here for U.S. listings or consult your cable or satellite providers Interactive program guide.

The following calendar provides a summary of the events. Each blue box represents an event competition, such as a qualification round, on that day. The yellow boxes represent days during which medal-awarding finals for a sport are held. Each bullet in these boxes is an event final, the number of bullets per box representing the number of finals that will be contested on that day.

Discuss all aspects of the Olympics in Digital Home’s 2010 Winter Olympics discussion forum.

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