2003
CANADA NEWS

Vancouver-Whistler wins 2010 Olympics

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 2 Jul 2003

Canada's Olympic dreams have come true.

"The International Olympic Committee has the honour of announcing that the 21st Olympic Winter Games in 2010 are awarded to the city of Vancouver," International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announced Wednesday in Prague, Czech Republic.

Vancouver-Whistler narrowly beat Pyeongchang, South Korea 56 votes to 53 on the second ballot of IOC voting.

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Jennifer Goepel celebrates at Vancouver's GM Place after the 2010 Winter Olympic bid announcement on Wednesday (CP/Richard Lam)

Jennifer Goepel celebrates at Vancouver's GM Place after the 2010 Winter Olympic bid announcement on Wednesday (CP/Richard Lam)