Category archives for: 2010 Olympics

Tyagachev resigns as head of Russian Olympic Committee

Tyagachev resigns as head of Russian Olympic Committee

Following the threat of President Dmitry Medvedev that sports officials would be fired if they failed to resign voluntarily, Leonid Tyagachev resigns as head of the Russian Olympic Committee. The resignation was, of course, due to Russia’s all-time worst performance at the recently concluded Winter Olympics held in Vancouver. Leonid Tyagachev was a former sports [...]

Vancouver Winter Paralympics kicking off

Vancouver Winter Paralympics kicking off

The Paralympics is getting bigger. The days when it was an off-year adjunct to the Olympics is over. Nowadays it’s a fully-fledged partner and will even be staged in the same host city of Vancouver. International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven said the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee have planned the two events [...]

Russia reckons with end of an era after lackluster Olympics

Russia reckons with end of an era after lackluster Olympics

They no longer rule figure skating. Their vaunted hockey team went down in inglorious defeat. And when all was said and done, Russia’s once-formidable Olympic team came home from the Vancouver Games with just three gold medals. Just four years before the country is slated to host the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, this year’s [...]

Vancouver Winter Olympics Closing: Rogge remembers Kumaritashvili

Vancouver Winter Olympics Closing: Rogge remembers Kumaritashvili

As the 2010 Winter Olympics close on Sunday, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge remembers Nodar Kumaritashvili-the Georgian luger who died only a few hours before the opening ceremony on February 12. Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled and hit a steel pole during a training run. Kumaritashvili’s death, says Rogge, affected him so strongly, [...]

Vancouver Olympics end

Vancouver Olympics end

The 2010 Winter Olympics came to a close Sunday night, 16 days after they began in the shadow of death, with an affirmation of life and a nightlong celebration on Vancouver’s streets of the game that Canada holds most dear to its heart. Beating the United States 3-2 in overtime, Team Canada won the final [...]

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony (live stream)

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony (live stream)

Finally, the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 will be coming to an end. The past few days have been a mixture of events that have thrilled, shocked and irritated us all. This level of excitement, as with all the other Olympics, has to come to an end and an Olympic end is always magnificent. Usually the Closing ceremony is greater [...]

Canada Won Over US in Men’s Hockey!

Canada Won Over US in Men’s Hockey!

Team Canada grabs the gold medal in men’s hockey! Sidney Crosby, the face of Canadian hockey, led his country to an Olympic hockey gold medal as he delivered. Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal gave Canada a 3-2 victory over Team USA in the men’s hockey gold medal game, the final event Sunday at the Olympics. Crosby scored [...]

Vancouver 2010: USA VS Canada Live Stream | Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Game

Vancouver 2010: USA VS Canada Live Stream | Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Game

Vancouver 2010: USA VS Canada Live Stream Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Game - The border rivalry between USA and Canada culminates Sunday after in the Olympic Ice Hockey gold medal game. In their previous meeting on ice, the two North American nations battled in one of the most competitive game of the Olympic hockey tournament [...]