Cultural Festival and Events

Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad celebrates the best in Canadian and international arts and popular culture. CODE, the Cultural Olympiad’s digital edition. Canada CODE gives people who live in this country a collaborative way to share who we are with each other and the world.


For VANOC, sustainability means managing the social, economic and environmental impacts and opportunities of our Games to produce lasting benefits, locally and globally.

Education Programs

Teachers can access and share resources related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the three Vancouver 2010 pillars of sport, culture and sustainability at /EDU, the Canadian School Portal for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Aboriginal Participation

VANOC’s goal is to achieve unprecedented Aboriginal participation in the planning and hosting of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We’ll do this by developing strong relationships with Aboriginal peoples – First Nations, Inuit and Métis – and the support of our Partners.

Mascots, Games and More

Why does Miga love snowboarding? What does Quatchi love to do when he’s not playing hockey? What are some of Sumi’s amazing powers?

Olympic Torch Relay

The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay will be the longest relay held in the borders of the Host Country in history. In a just a few months, the Olympic Flame will visit over 1,000 communities and place of interests as 12,000 torchbearers carry it on its 45,000 kilometre journey.

Work and Volunteer

Life is a collection of doors and roads that we alone can choose to open or explore.

Winter Games History

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was created on 23 June 1894; the 1st Olympic Games of the modern era opened in Athens on 6 April 1896; and the Olympic Movement has not stopped growing ever since.

The Vancouver 2010 Brand

Olympic and Paralympic Games design has a long tradition of creativity and excellence. Each Organizing Committee tries to visually capture the Olympic and Paralympic spirit, while telling the unique story of the host region and country.

Media Centre

These resources help tell the story of the 2010 Winter Games.

Local Business, Organization and Resident Information

With the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games fast approaching, the Operations Engagement Team (OET) has been created to provide local businesses and residents with the tools and information necessary to prepare for a successful and rewarding Olympic and Paralympic experience.