What events were in the 2010 Olympics?
For the 2010 Winter Games, Whistler hosted Olympic and Paralympic Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and biathlon, as well as Olympic Nordic combined, ski jumping, bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. Olympic and Paralympic Villages and media facilities were located in Vancouver and Whistler.
What happens at the Olympics Closing Ceremony?
In one of the last official acts of the closing ceremony, the Olympic flag was lowered and handed over by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike to the president of the IOC, Thomas Bach, to the mayor of the next host city, Paris, Anne Hidalgo. An eight-minute performance arranged by the Paris organisers followed.
Where was the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics held?
The closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics took place on February 28, 2010, beginning at 5:30 pm PST (01:30 UTC, March 1) at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was the first Olympic Closing Ceremony held in an indoor venue since the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
Who was the Canadian singer at the Olympics closing ceremony?
Olympic Hymn. Canadian tenor Ben Heppner, born in British Columbia and singer of O Canada at the 2006 closing ceremony in Torino, then sang the Olympic Hymn, mixing English and French, while an RCMP honour guard lowered the Olympic flag.
Who was the mayor of Vancouver during the Winter Olympics?
The Olympic flag was handed off by Gregor Robertson, the mayor of Vancouver, to Jacques Rogge, the President of the IOC. It was then handed off to the mayor of Sochi, Anatoly Pakhomov, whose city will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. The flag arrived in Sochi at the end of March and was raised at that city’s municipal building until the 2014 games.
Who was the Clown in the Winter Olympics closing ceremony?
Electrical sparks, a fake chicken and feathers shot out of the hole where the fourth arm would have risen. After this, Québécois clown and mime Yves Dagenais, dressed in workmen’s clothing, climbed out of the hole, plugged two long cords together, and pretended to pull the fourth pillar out as it emerged.