The opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics

February 12 at the stadium «BC Place» Vancouver officially welcomed at 2,600 athletes from 82 countries who are ready to take part in the 86 types of competitions in 15 different sports. At the opening ceremony was the emphasis on diversity and heritage of Canada and other nations. After a very long journey in the history of the Olympic Games, the Olympic flame finally reached the bowl, where he marked the opening of the Winter Olympic Games 2010.





Turner Seward torchbearer carries fire in Stanley Park on the background of the bridge, "Lions Gate" on February 12.




Snowboarder jumping through rings at the opening of the games.




Actor in a suit of Aboriginal Canadians entrance to the stadium «BC Place» at the opening ceremony.




A man photographs the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.




Huge totem poles erected at the stadium «BC Place» in honor of the XXI Olympic Winter Games.



Dancers perform during the opening ceremony



Huge bear in LEDs rises above presentation participants at the opening ceremony.



The Canadian delegation of athletes appear at the opening ceremony.



Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police carry the Canadian flag at the stadium during the opening ceremony of the games.



Canadian athlete yells during the opening ceremony.



Singer Nelly Furtado performs at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on February 12 in Vancouver.



Totems image projected onto the fabric hanging from the ceiling, during the opening ceremony.



Picture of autumn leaves huge projected onto the floor during performances at the opening ceremony.



Violinist performing at the opening ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games.



Acrobat flies above the stage at the opening ceremony.



The crowd was painted in the colors of the national flags of countries participating in the games.



Skaters with lights chase around the stadium «BC Place» at the opening ceremony.



Skiers and snowboarders perform at the opening ceremony.



Snowboarders and skiers fly over the stadium at the opening ceremony of the Games on February 12



K.D.Lang sings the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2010.



The actress holds a candle at the opening of the games.



Rick Hansen carries the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.



Four of the final torchbearer (hockey player Wayne Gretzky, basketball player Steve Nash, skier Nancy Greene and Catriona LeMay Doan skater) salutes the crowd at the opening of the games.



Speed ​​skater Catriona LeMay Doan participated in the ceremony to light the Olympic flame.



Steve Nash helps to light the bowl with the Olympic flame.



Artists surrounded the bowl with the Olympic flame, hand in hand, at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.



Salute illuminates the night sky after the opening ceremony of the Games in Vancouver.



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