The Vancouver Winter Olympics start from the 12th of February with the opening ceremony of this fantastic games ceremony held every four years in the true spirit of the Olympic games. Stemming from the Nordic Games of the 1900’s, the Winter Olympics have become the pinnacle of sporting achievement in the winter sports disciplines. Featuring fifteen sporting disciplines spread over sixteen days, the Winter Olympics are a must watch for anyone who loves and participates in any of the sports that are part of the medal games. The Games are being held in Vancouver, Canada where rain and snow come together to form a freezing as well as a pleasing time for the Games.
The major events of the Winter Olympics are:-
Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsled (which brings memories of the movie Cool Runnings, if you have seen it!), Cross-country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track speed skating, Skeleton, Ski jumping, Snowboarding, Speed skating. Whew! Each and every one of these sports is contested fiercely for that prestigious Olympic Gold Medal and it will be a treat to watch each one of them.
But where will you watch? On your computer of course (assuming it does have a connection to the internet!). There are quite a few websites that allow you to sit and watch the Games from the comfort of your laptop or desktop’ (or netbook’s) screens. For starters, BBC Sport is a one-stop website for all your Vancouver 2010 needs. The live coverage will bring the entirety of the Olympics with little lag behind the real events on your computer screen. NBC has a dedicated site for the coverage of the Winter Olympics that will tell you the times and results of the Winter Olympics as well as TV listings for the live telecast for them couch potatoes!
Come February 12th, I am sure very few of you winter sporting fans will not be glued to their screens be it a TV or a computer monitor!