On the eve of the Olympic Games in Vancouver (42 photos)

Before the start of the Winter Olympics only a matter of moments, and a 106-day journey of the Olympic flame in 26 000 km is almost at an end. Today we tell you about the journey fire last 73 days. Torchbearers each day bring fire to your destination - the stadium «BC Place» in Vancouver, where he was on 12 February and will be lit and will signal the beginning of the Winter Olympics 2010.

Sarah Twain torchbearer lights the Olympic flame bowl in Timmins, Ontario, January 1, 2010.

Olympic flame torch is passed from one to another in Arnpriore, Ontario, in the 45th day of his trip on Dec. 13, 2009.

Former Olympic champion, Canadian Barbara Ann Scott carries the Olympic flame in the building of the House of Commons in Ottawa on December 10, 2009

Olympic flame in Levis, Quebec, across the river St. Lawrence, December 4, 2009.

Leslie Beck carries the Olympic flame in downtown Toronto in the 49th day of his trip on Dec. 17, 2009.

Matthew Pikkioni sends fire Rayyanu Bennett in Brampton, Ontario, December 18, 2010.

Gordon Singleton raises the fire to a crowd in Niagara Falls, Ontario December 20, 2009.

Torchbearer Sara Berg hugs Luke Bertachchi of VANOC, who got down on one knee and proposed to her in the way of her journey with the Olympic flame in Corunna, Ontario, December 24, 2009.

Taylor Robertson carries fire in Vasauksinge, Ontario, December 30, 2009.

Gunther Wirtz - torchbearer in Marathon, Ontario, carries fire by fire January 3, 2010.

Daniel Ethier (right) and Orville Smoke exchanged fire in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, January 7, 2010.

John Nelson carries the fire in the old tractor in Nipave, Manitoba, January 8, 2010.

28 riders going for the Torchbearer Alexander Miller in Sioux Valley Dakota, Manitoba, January 9th, 2010.

Fire in the background of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta January 16, 2010.

Torches met before the world's largest dinosaur (26 meters high) in 2010 in Drumheller, Alberta, January 16, 2010.

Nancy Wilson carries fire on sandstone Hudos near Drumheller, Alberta, in the 79th day of January 16, 2010.

Team trolley waving to the crowd of spectators during the transport by rail of fire in Lethbridge, Alberta, Jan. 17, 2010.

Kyle Yoshida carries the fire at the rink, "1988 Olympic Oval» in Calgary, Alberta, Jan. 19, 2010.

Torchbearer Tyler McRae rides on a snowboard with the Olympic flame in the Canada Olympic Park, which will host the bobsleigh, ski and sled in Calgary, Alberta, January 20, 2010.

The Olympic flame is removed from the torch back into the lamp in Banff, Alberta, January 21, 2010.

Ross Bidinger driven fire on the frozen lake in Windermere, British Columbia, January 22, 2010.

Sarah Mullholl floating fire in a hot spring in the Kootenai National Park, British Columbia, January 22, 2010.

Anastasia Famina carries fire with the original style in Salmo, British Columbia, January 23, 2010.

Robert Cable Torchbearer carries the fire in the West retromobiles Kelowna, British Columbia, January 25, 2010.

Stacy Rothaysler carries fire on the pier in Peachland, British Columbia, January 25, 2010.

In the 90th day of January 27 the fire came up the tunnel in British Columbia.

Jamie Lee goes skating with the Olympic flame in Fort St. John, British Columbia, February 1, 2010.

Don Tait keeps the fire on board the Coast Guard boat in Bella Bella, British Columbia, February 2, 2010.

Colette Child keeps the fire in a canoe at Port Hardy, British Columbia, on the 96th day of his trip.

Native Americans greeted the Olympic flame in traditional dance Long House, British Columbia, February 3, 2010.

David Hamilton carries a fire on a ferry in Salter Bay, British Columbia, February 4, 2010.

The passenger photographs the Olympic flame on board the ferry on the way to Horseshoe Bay on Feb. 4, 2010.

Thousands of spectators meet torchbearer Kristen McBride in Squamish 4 February.

Jocelyn Petit watching the Olympic flame in Ferry Creek.

Torchbearer John Stibbard - the son of the owner of Capilano Suspension Bridge - poses for a photo on the bridge, ending its run on February 5 Squamish.

Rob Drigas holds fire, climbing the tower in Squamish 5 February.

Elaine Lui Julie Murray sends fire on snowmobile February 5 Whistler, British Columbia.

Torchbearer and former Olympic and world champion in the race on skis Steve Podborski carries the Olympic flame in Whistler on February 5.

Dzharneyl Sah'ot carries fire on the bridge in Ashcroft February 6.

Torchbearer Damon Jones carries the Olympic flame in dense fog before sunrise in White Rock on February 9.

Traces of Czech Michal Brezina skate on the Olympic arena in Vancouver on February 7.

Spotlights hit in the night sky over Vancouver on February 9 as part of the interactive installation titled "Vertical lift».


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