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Whistler Olympic Venues

Whistler Venues

The alpine, nordic, sliding and Paralympic events will be held in Whistler, in new or existing facilities. An athletes' village and media centre for Whistler based athletes and media will also be developed. Each venue will meet or exceed Olympic and international sport federation standards and will have a plan for post-Games use. Sport Venue Status This list is subject to change as work continues on venue development and placement as part of the Bid process.

Olympic Sports Event Proposed Venue Facility

Alpine Skiing - Downhill, Super G, Downhill Combined Whistler Creekside,

Whistler Existing Alpine Skiing - Slalom,

Giant Slalom, Slalom Combined Whistler/Blackcomb,

Whistler Existing Biathlon Whistler Nordic Centre

Cross Country Skiing Whistler Nordic Centre

Nordic Combined Whistler Nordic Centre

Ski Jumping Whistler Nordic Centre

Bobsleigh Blackcomb Mt, Whistler New Luge Blackcomb Mt, Whistler

Skeleton Blackcomb Mt, Whistler

 

The Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games are the highest level of competition for elite athletes with a disability. Only athletes with physical, visual or intellectual disabilities compete at the Paralympic Games. Canada is a world leader in advancing the interests of athletes with a disability. Forty countries are expected to participate in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, scheduled for March including an estimated 600-800 athletes and 5,000-8,000 volunteers. The 10-day competition will take place in March 2010 following the Olympic Winter Games. The Paralympic Winter Games sports are alpine, cross country skiing, sledge hockey, biathalon and wheelchair curling. A volunteer work group, including the Whistler Adaptive Ski Program and the Whistler Sport Centre, along with six current and retired Paralympic athletes, are assisting in the planning of the Paralympic Winter Games. Paralympic Sports Event Proposed Venue Facility Alpine Skiing - Downhill, Super G Whistler/Blackcomb, Whistler Existing Alpine Skiing - Slalom, Giant Slalom Whistler/Blackcomb, Whistler Existing Biathlon Whistler Nordic Centre New Cross Country Skiing Whistler Nordic Centre New Wheelchair Curling Hillcrest Arena Existing Sledge Ice Hockey UBC Arena Existing

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