Vancouver 2010: Whistler Olympic Park

WhistlerOlympicParkFrom vancouver2010.com:

The compact, one-square-kilometre Olympic Games core area includes three separate stadiums (cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping) located about 400 metres apart.
Approximately 15 kilometres of Olympic competition trails for cross-country skiing and biathlon have been built and tested through the 2007-08 opening season.

The biathlon stadium’s range consists of 30 lanes with a fully electronic target system able to detect and report the precise time and hit or miss of each bullet fired.
The two ski jumps (normal hill and large hill) include one of the world’s most sophisticated ski jump snow refrigeration and track setting systems.

  • First time in Olympic history that all four Nordic disciplines (biathlon, ski jumping, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing) are occurring at the same venue.
  • The only snowmaking system at the venue is for the ski jump landing hill.
  • The venue has approximately five kilometres of rollerski trails and six kilometres of lit trails to enhance training opportunities for athletes.
  • Construction of the venue is estimated at $119.7 million and was jointly funded by the governments of Canada and British Columbia.

Click here for more information on Whistler Olympic Park.

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