Vancouver: Countdown to 2010 Winter Games begins

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010.
The pre-Olympics build-up adds to the buzz of Vancouver, which is a vibrant and exciting destination.
The official countdown clock outside The Vancouver Art Gallery works tallies the seconds, minutes, hours and days until the 2010 Winter Games. The clock was unveiled on February 12.The clock is a striking reminder that the 17-day celebration of sports is fast impending.
World-class facilities have been promised for The 2010 Olympics. Construction is already steaming head on Olympic venues. Some of the venues are still in holes in the ground but several others are open to public already.
Main venues:
BC Place Stadium considered as the largest air-supported stadium in the world is where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics will be hosted. General Motors Place: Major hockey events of the games will be hosted here. Cypress Mountain, 30 minutes from downtownVancouver. The snowboarding and freestyle events will take place here.
The freestyle events (moguls and aerials) will take place on a recently cut run on the southeast flank of Black Mountain, which is currently not open for public.
A new speed skating oval is under construction in Richmond.Several new luxury hotels(Shangri-La Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim) are already taking shape in the city centre.To accommodate customers, the Games have helped fast track a swerve of other construction projects.
If you wish to go to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics, you need to look for tickets to go on sale in the fall of 2008.
Source: MSNBC