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International sports lovers can go to the history of the Olympic Games in Canada, and also obtain a peek of the future.

Canada hosted its initial Olympic Gamings in Montreal, Quebec in 1976.

The Olympic Stadium in Montreal features the globe’s highest inclined tower-it is 574 feet (175 m) high. The vision of the architect that planned the stadium was nearly difficult to achieve, nevertheless. The arena’s retractable roof covering was not completed until 1987, greater than Ten Years after the occasion for which it was designed.

The velodrome built for the 1976 Gamings was re-purposed for education and learning in 1992 and is currently called the Biodôme. Visitors to the museum will certainly experience four normal native American settings: the polar area, an exotic woodland, the St. Lawrence marine, and also the Laurentian forest.

In 1988, Calgary, Alberta organized the 15th Wintertime Olympiad as well as profited mightily from it (unlike Montreal, which is still paying for that arena roof covering!). The Olympic Oval is a completely outfitted training center used by skaters, runners, hockey gamers, and also professional athletes of all red stripes. Close-by Canada Olympic Park is the house of North America’s biggest Olympic museum, the Olympic Hall of Fame. The Park is likewise house to Canada’s only Olympic bobsled/luge track. Adventurous visitors ready to authorize a waiver can also purchase a travel down the track in a sled driven by one of the park’s skilled drivers.

Canada will certainly once again be hosting the Winter Olympics, this time in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2010. The city has actually already begun preparations for the big occasion. Omega, Official Timekeeper of the 2010 Games, revealed a three-year launch procedure clock in midtown Vancouver on February 12, 2007. Building of the Vancouver Olympic Town will begin in the summer of 2007. The Gamings centers will be offered to athletes for training by Winter season 2007/2008.