Winter Olympics 2010, starting today

Later today the Olympic cauldron will be lit in Vancouver to launch the opening of the 21st Winter Olympics. This major international multi-sport and nationalities will be held from the 12th to the 28th of february.

In the next week, 5,000 athletes from 80 different countries will be competing in 15 events.
Britain has 52 athletes taking part in these Olympics which hasn’t happened since 1992. Hopefully we can improve on their medal total of zero!

This year though Britain is expecting other results with its two major world champions, David Murdoch for the the men’s curling team and the bobsleigh pairing of Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke.
Britain also has a lot of expectations upon Zoe Gillings, top-ranked at snowsport, who is aiming to become Britain’s first medallist in the snowboard cross.

A lot of excitement and medal prospects these Games for Britain.
Here’s hoping for success as long as the snow falls!

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