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Cypress Mountain to host 2010 Olympic snowboarding, freestyle skiing

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Cypress Mountain to host 2010 Olympic snowboarding, freestyle skiing

 

Cypress Mountain to host 2010 Olympic snowboarding, freestyle skiing

© RIA Novosti . Sergey AveryanovCypress Mountain, 30 km away from Vancouver, will host the 2010 Olympic snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions. Preparations for the Games here began long before the Olympics start
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Cypress Mountain, 30 km away from Vancouver, will host the 2010 Olympic snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions. Preparations for the Games here began long before the Olympics start
© RIA Novosti . Sergey AveryanovNew tracks, equipment for athletes and infrastructure for spectators are all now in place
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New tracks, equipment for athletes and infrastructure for spectators are all now in place
© RIA Novosti . Sergey AveryanovA new Eagle Express chairlift will carry athletes to the starting point atop Cypress Mountain, at a height of 1,175 meters above sea level
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A new Eagle Express chairlift will carry athletes to the starting point atop Cypress Mountain, at a height of 1,175 meters above sea level
© RIA Novosti . Sergey AveryanovThe two newly-built stands for spectators have a total seating capacity of 20,000
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The two newly-built stands for spectators have a total seating capacity of 20,000
© RIA Novosti . Sergey AveryanovThe Spectator Plaza center comprising souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants, recreation areas, information offices and first aid stations was built to provide guests with additional comfort and facilities
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The Spectator Plaza center comprising souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants, recreation areas, information offices and first aid stations was built to provide guests with additional comfort and facilities
© RIA Novosti . Sergey AveryanovJust a few weeks before the Olympic Games kick off, organizers are facing a sudden shortage of snow, as unexpected rains washed out most of the tracks on Cypress Mountain this January
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Just a few weeks before the Olympic Games kick off, organizers are facing a sudden shortage of snow, as unexpected rains washed out most of the tracks on Cypress Mountain this January
© RIA Novosti . Sergey AveryanovTim Gayda, vice president of the Organizing Committee (VANOC), is dealing with the problem. He ordered a temporary halt to track construction as well as the installation of 35 snow making machines
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Tim Gayda, vice president of the Organizing Committee (VANOC), is dealing with the problem. He ordered a temporary halt to track construction as well as the installation of 35 snow making machines
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