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February 13, 2010

2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman sings during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place


The Governor General of Canada, Michaelle Jean (standing) speaks during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place


Canada enters BC Place in the Parade of Nations


The Olympic flag is carried by Canadians, left, front to back, Betty Fox, Jacques Villeneuve, Anne Murray, and Bobby Orr, and right, front to back, Donald Sutherland, Barbara Ann Scott-King, Romeo Dallaire, and Julie Payettes during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics


Torch bearers Rick Hansen, Wayne Gretzky, Catriona Lemay Doan, Steve Nash and Nancy Greene hold their torches during the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games 


Georgian team enters BC place in the Parade of Nations honoring their team mate who was killed during a practice run.





The Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics (Vancouver 2010) was held on February 12, 2010, beginning at 6:00 pm PST (02:00 UTC, February 13) at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver,British ColumbiaCanada. This was the first Olympic opening ceremony to be held indoors. It was directed by David Atkins, who was also the director of the Sydney 2000 and 2006 Doha Asian Games ceremonies.

The event was officially opened by Governor General Michaëlle Jean, the Canadian representative of Elizabeth IIQueen of Canada. The opening ceremonies were dedicated by the Vancouver Organizing Committee to Nodar Kumaritashvili, a Georgian luger who died earlier in the day in a training run.


An estimated 60,000 were in attendance at the venue. There were an estimated 4,500 performers.


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Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams


Jully Black 





Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper & Wife





























First Nations of Canada


First Nations of Canada
































Torch bearers Rick Hansen, Wayne Gretzky, Catriona Lemay Doan, Steve Nash and Nancy Greene hold their torches during the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games 









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