This month the world will turn to Vancouver, British Columbia, when the 2010 Winter Olympic Games take place. From February 12 through 28, skaters, skiers, sledders, snowboarders, and curlers will compete in and around this West Coast city.
Provides useful information about Olympics activities, links to related sites.
The official site for the events. Find out about events, about venues, schedules, results, and more. Maps and images of the region are online, and in the maps collection, show the communities and the event locations. The Venues page tells what events are to be held there, and at the Transportation tab, gives directions to the venue with a street map of the arena location.
New maps in the our collection cover this area, as well. Four of them are by International Travel Maps, based in the Vancouver area:
- Vancouver covers the greater Vancouver area.
- Vancouver's Northshore includes the Cypress Mountain area.
- Whistler & Sea to Sky Highway shows the Whistler Village area, and includes a map showing Canada Highway 99 (the Sea to Sky).
- Whistler & Vancouver incorporates the Whistler maps, and the greater Vancouver map on a single sheet.
- Vancouver Destination Map from National Geographic Maps, focuses on the central area of Vancouver.
Finally, a blog, Beyond Binary, by Ina Friend at Cnet, has begun a series of articles on the science and technology of the Winter Games, beginning with one on the issue of preserving snow at Cypress Mountain, site of the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events.