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2010 Vancouver Winter Games

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Host City: Vancouver, Canada (February 12, 2010 to February 28, 2010)
Opening Ceremony: February 12, 2010 (opened by Governor-General Michaëlle Jean)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Wayne Gretzky, Rick Hansen, Steve Nash, Nancy Greene
Takers of the Olympic Oath: Hayley Wickenheiser (athlete) and Michel Verrault (official)
Closing Ceremony: February 28, 2010
Events: 86 in 15 sports

Participants: 2,536 (1,503 men and 1,033 women) from 82 countries
Youngest Participant: AUS Britteny Cox (15 years, 138 days)
Oldest Participant: MEX Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe (51 years, 26 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): NOR Marit Bjørgen (5 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (37 medals)

Overview

The Vancouver Olympic Winter Games could not have started any worse. On the day of the Opening Ceremony, tragedy struck. While taking a training run, Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili went off the track, his body crashing against a post along the track. Kumaritashvili died shortly after the accident, casting a pall over the Opening Ceremony that evening.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 9 15 13 37
2 Germany 10 13 7 30
3 Canada 14 7 5 26
4 Norway 9 8 6 23
5 Austria 4 6 6 16
6 Russia 3 5 7 15
7 South Korea 6 6 2 14
8 Sweden 5 2 4 11
9 China 5 2 4 11
10 France 2 3 6 11
11 Switzerland 6 0 3 9
12 Netherlands 4 1 3 8
13 Czech Republic 2 0 4 6
14 Poland 1 3 2 6
15 Italy 1 1 3 5
16 Japan 0 3 2 5
17 Finland 0 1 4 5
18 Australia 2 1 0 3
19 Slovakia 1 1 1 3
20 Belarus 1 1 1 3
21 Croatia 0 2 1 3
22 Slovenia 0 2 1 3
23 Latvia 0 2 0 2
24 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
25 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
26 Estonia 0 1 0 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Marit Bjørgen (NOR) 3 1 1 5
2 Petter Northug (NOR) 2 1 1 4
3 Wang Meng (CHN) 3 0 0 3
4 Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 2 1 0 3
5 Magdalena Neuner (GER) 2 1 0 3
6 Lee Jeong-Su (KOR) 2 1 0 3
7 Martina Sáblíková (CZE) 2 0 1 3
8 Stephanie Beckert (GER) 1 2 0 3
9 Bode Miller (USA) 1 1 1 3
10 Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) 1 1 1 3
11 Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 1 1 1 3
12 Johan Olsson (SWE) 1 0 2 3
13 Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 1 0 2 3
14 Johnny Spillane (USA) 0 3 0 3
15 Apolo Anton Ohno (USA) 0 1 2 3
16 Simon Ammann (SUI) 2 0 0 2
17 Charles Hamelin (CAN) 2 0 0 2
18 Maria Höfl-Riesch (GER) 2 0 0 2
19 Marcus Hellner (SWE) 2 0 0 2
20 Zhou Yang (CHN) 2 0 0 2
21 Ole Einar Bjørndalen (NOR) 1 1 0 2
22 Bill Demong (USA) 1 1 0 2
23 Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (GER) 1 1 0 2
24 Claudia Künzel-Nystad (GER) 1 1 0 2
25 Olga Zaytseva (RUS) 1 1 0 2
26 André Lange (GER) 1 1 0 2
27 Kevin Kuske (GER) 1 1 0 2
28 Shani Davis (USA) 1 1 0 2
29 Anastasia Kuzmina (SVK) 1 1 0 2
30 Charlotte Kalla (SWE) 1 1 0 2
31 Lee Seung-Hun (KOR) 1 1 0 2
32 Mo Tae-Beom (KOR) 1 1 0 2
33 Lindsey Kildow-Vonn (USA) 1 0 1 2
34 François-Louis Tremblay (CAN) 1 0 1 2
35 Sven Kramer (NED) 1 0 1 2
36 Mark Tuitert (NED) 1 0 1 2
37 Vincent Jay (FRA) 1 0 1 2
38 Yevgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 1 0 1 2
39 Bernhard Gruber (AUT) 1 0 1 2
40 Adam Małysz (POL) 0 2 0 2
41 Axel Teichmann (GER) 0 2 0 2
42 Christoph Sumann (AUT) 0 2 0 2
43 Julia Mancuso (USA) 0 2 0 2
44 Ivica Kostelić (CRO) 0 2 0 2
45 Tina Maze (SLO) 0 2 0 2
46 Lee Ho-Seok (KOR) 0 2 0 2
47 Anna Haag (SWE) 0 2 0 2
48 Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) 0 2 0 2
49 Seong Si-Baek (KOR) 0 2 0 2
50 Kristina Groves (CAN) 0 1 1 2
51 Ivan Skobrev (RUS) 0 1 1 2
52 Chad Hedrick (USA) 0 1 1 2
53 Marie Dorin (FRA) 0 1 1 2
54 Marie Laure Brunet (FRA) 0 1 1 2
55 Katherine Reutter (USA) 0 1 1 2
56 Lukáš Bauer (CZE) 0 0 2 2
57 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN) 0 0 2 2
58 Elisabeth Görgl (AUT) 0 0 2 2
59 Simone Hauswald (GER) 0 0 2 2
60 J. R. Celski (USA) 0 0 2 2
61 Park Seung-Hui (KOR) 0 0 2 2

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