Olympic facts

Photo from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony at BC Place Photo: Benoit Sonrel

Photo from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony at BC Place
Photo: Benoit Sonrel

Level 2
April 2010

Canada won the most gold medals of any host country: 14
Canada had the longest torch relay in history: 106 days and 45,000km
Canadians who watched the Games on TV: 33.1 million,
99% of the population

Volunteers who worked at the Olympics and Paralympics: 25,000
Pairs of red mittens sold: 3.3 million
People who rode transit: 1.6 million a day
People who visited the website: www.vancouver2010.com: 275 million

The Olympic cauldron Photo: Benoit Sonrel

The Olympic cauldron
Photo: Benoit Sonrel

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