Chronological summary of the 2010 Winter Olympics

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For the medal count, see 2010 Winter Olympics medal table.

This page contains a chronological summary of major events from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

Calendar[edit]

In the following calendar for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, each blue box represents an event competition, such as a qualification round, on that day. The yellow boxes represent days during which medal-awarding finals for a sport are held. The number in each box represents the number of finals that were contested on that day.[1]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals EG Exhibition gala CC Closing ceremony Medal ceremony
February 12th
Fri
13th
Sat
14th
Sun
15th
Mon
16th
Tue
17th
Wed
18th
Thu
19th
Fri
20th
Sat
21st
Sun
22nd
Mon
23rd
Tue
24th
Wed
25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Alpine skiing 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
Biathlon 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 10
Bobsleigh 1 1 1 3
Cross country skiing 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 12
Curling 1 1 2
Figure skating 1 1 1 1 EG 4
Freestyle skiing 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Ice hockey 1 1 2
Luge 1 1 1 3
Nordic combined 1 1 1 3
Short track speed skating 1 1 2 1 3 8
Skeleton 2 2
Ski jumping 1 1 1 3
Snowboarding 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Speed skating 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 12
Total events 5 5 6 5 7 6 4 6 6 4 5 5 6 7 7 2 86
Cumulative total 5 10 16 21 28 34 38 44 50 54 59 64 70 77 84 86
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February 12th
Fri
13th
Sat
14th
Sun
15th
Mon
16th
Tue
17th
Wed
18th
Thu
19th
Fri
20th
Sat
21st
Sun
22nd
Mon
23rd
Tue
24th
Wed
25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
Events

Day 1 – February 12 (Opening ceremony)[edit]

Death of Nodar Kumaritashvili
Opening ceremony

Day 2 – February 13[edit]

Alpine skiing
  • Due to poor weather conditions, the men's downhill is postponed until February 15.[5]
Freestyle skiing
Short track speed skating
Biathlon
Ski jumping
Speed skating
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Biathlon Women's sprint Anastasiya Kuzmina Slovakia [8]
Freestyle Women's moguls Hannah Kearney United States [6]
Short track Men's 1500 metres Lee Jung-Su South Korea [7]
Ski jumping Normal hill individual Simon Ammann Switzerland [9]
Speed skating Men's 5000 metres Sven Kramer Netherlands OR [10]

Day 3 – February 14[edit]

Biathlon
Freestyle skiing
Luge
Nordic combined
Speed skating
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Biathlon Men's sprint Vincent Jay France [11]
Freestyle skiing Men's moguls Alexandre Bilodeau Canada [12]
Luge Men's singles Felix Loch Germany [13]
Nordic combined Individual normal hill/10 km Jason Lamy-Chappuis France [14]
Speed skating Women's 3000 metres Martina Sáblíková Czech Republic [16]

Day 4 – February 15[edit]

Alpine skiing
Cross-country
Figure skating
Snowboarding
Speed skating
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Men's downhill Didier Défago Switzerland [17]
Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km freestyle Charlotte Kalla Sweden [19]
Men's 15 km freestyle Dario Cologna Switzerland [20]
Figure skating Pair skating Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo China WR [21]
Snowboarding Men's snowboard cross Seth Wescott United States [22]
Speed skating Men's 500 metres Mo Tae-bum South Korea [23]

Day 5 – February 16[edit]

Biathlon
Luge
Snowboarding
Speed skating
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Biathlon Women's 10 km pursuit Magdalena Neuner Germany [24]
Men's 12.5 km pursuit Björn Ferry Sweden [25]
Luge Women's singles Tatjana Hüfner Germany [26]
Snowboarding Women's snowboard cross Maëlle Ricker Canada [27]
Speed skating Women's 500 m Lee Sang-hwa South Korea [28]

Day 6 – February 17[edit]

Alpine skiing
Cross-country skiing
Luge
Short track
Snowboarding
Speed skating
  • Shani Davis of the U.S. wins gold in 1000 m becoming the first man to win this event twice. Mo Tae-bum of South Korea and Chad Hedrick of the U.S. were paired together and won silver and bronze respectively, 0.38 seconds separated gold from bronze.[34]
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Women's downhill Lindsey Vonn United States [29]
Cross-country skiing Men's sprint Nikita Kriukov Russia [30]
Women's sprint Marit Bjørgen Norway [30]
Luge Doubles Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger Austria [31]
Short track Women's 500 metres Wang Meng China [32]
Snowboarding Men's halfpipe Shaun White United States [33]
Speed skating Men's 1000 metres Shani Davis United States [34]

Day 7 – February 18[edit]

Alpine skiing
Biathlon
Figure skating
  • Evan Lysacek of the United States wins men's singles, the first gold for the US since Brian Boitano. Controversy arises as silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko of Russia criticizes the judging system as he performed a more difficult element, the quadruple toe loop, though scored lower because of poorer form. Lysacek never performed a quadruple jump in his long program.[35]
Snowboarding
Speed skating
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Women's combined Maria Riesch Germany
Biathlon Women's individual Tora Berger Norway
Men's individual Emil Hegle Svendsen Norway
Figure skating Men's singles Evan Lysacek United States
Snowboarding Women's halfpipe Torah Bright Australia
Speed skating Women's 1000 metres Christine Nesbitt Canada

Day 8 – February 19[edit]

Cross-country skiing
  • Norway's Marit Bjørgen wins her third medal (second gold) in Vancouver.
Skeleton
  • Despite complaints about possible aero-dynamic elements to her helmet, Amy Williams of Great Britain wins the women's skeleton. She is the first British athlete to win an individual Winter Olympic gold medal in thirty years.[38]
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Men's super-G Aksel Lund Svindal Norway
Cross-country skiing Women's 15 km pursuit Marit Bjørgen Norway
Skeleton Men's Jon Montgomery Canada TR
Women's Amy Williams Great Britain TR [38]

Day 9 – February 20[edit]

Short track
  • In the second semifinal of the women's 1500 m, China's Wang Meng, a strong contender for a medal, caused a crash and knocked out United States' Katherine Reutter and South Korea's Cho Ha-Ri who were in qualifying positions. Wang was disqualified due to impeding and Reutter and Cho were allowed to advance to the final resulting in a large 8-woman final.
Ski jumping
Speed skating
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Women's super-G Andrea Fischbacher Austria
Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km pursuit Marcus Hellner Sweden
Short track Women's 1500 metres Zhou Yang China OR
Men's 1000 metres Lee Jung-Su South Korea OR
Ski jumping Large hill individual Simon Ammann Switzerland
Speed skating Men's 1500 metres Mark Tuitert Netherlands TR

Day 10 – February 21[edit]

Alpine skiing
  • Bode Miller of the United States wins the men's combined earning his first Olympic gold. He was ranked 7th after the downhill event but jumped to gold with the 3rd fastest time in the slalom. Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway led after the downhill event but veered off-course in the slalom.[41]
Biathlon
  • Evgeny Ustyugov wins the men's mass start ending Russia's 16-year gold medal drought in this event.[42] He won in 35:35.7 and with no penalties. Despite incurring three penalties, Martin Fourcade of France captures the silver medal 10.5 seconds behind Ustyugov.
  • Germany's Magdalena Neuner continues her strong performance in Vancouver earning her third medal, second gold.[43]
Bobsleigh
  • Germany's bobsleigh driver André Lange, with Kevin Kuske, won his fourth gold in four career races, taking the two-man competition to become the most successful pilot in Olympic history.[44]
Men's ski cross
  • Switzerland's Michael Schmid takes the first gold medal in the inauguration of ski cross.[45]
Ice hockey
  • The Canadian men's team are defeated by the Americans 5–3, forcing them into a more difficult path into the final rounds.[46]
Speed skating
  • Although she won bronze in Turin, Ireen Wüst of Netherlands claims gold in the 1500 metres against expectations. It was the second at these games where the gold medal favorite in this distance had been defeated by a Dutch, Kristina Groves settled for silver as did Shani Davis who lost to Mark Tuitert on the men's side.[47]
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Men's combined Bode Miller United States [41]
Biathlon Men's mass start Evgeny Ustyugov Russia [42]
Women's mass start Magdalena Neuner Germany [43]
Bobsleigh Two-man André Lange and Kevin Kuske Germany [44]
Freestyle Men's ski cross Michael Schmid Switzerland [45]
Speed skating Women's 1500 metres Ireen Wüst Netherlands TR

Day 11 – February 22[edit]

Figure skating
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cross-country Men's team sprint Øystein Pettersen and Petter Northug Norway
Women's team sprint Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Claudia Nystad Germany
Figure skating Ice dancing Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Canada
Ski jumping Large hill team Gregor Schlierenzauer, Thomas Morgenstern,
Wolfgang Loitzl and Andreas Kofler
Austria

Day 12 – February 23[edit]

Speed skating
  • Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea skated to an Olympic record of 12:58.55 in the men's 10000 metres. In a bizarre twist, Sven Kramer of the Netherlands who beat Lee by over four seconds was disqualified when he failed to make a lane change, losing both the record and the gold medal.[49] Lee is the first Asian to medal in an Olympic 10000 m speed skating event.
Women's ski cross
  • Canadian Ashleigh McIvor wins the gold medal in the first women's ski cross event at the Winter Olympics.[50]
Nordic combined
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Men's giant slalom Carlo Janka Switzerland
Biathlon Women's relay Svetlana Sleptsova, Anna Bogaliy-Titovets,
Olga Medvedtseva, Olga Zaitseva
Russia
Freestyle Women's ski cross Ashleigh McIvor Canada
Nordic combined Team large hill/4 x 5 km Bernhard Gruber, David Kreiner,
Felix Gottwald, Mario Stecher
Austria
Speed skating Men's 10000 metres Lee Seung-hoon South Korea OR

Day 13 – February 24[edit]

Alpine skiing
  • The women's giant slalom competition was originally scheduled for February 24, but the event was halted after the first run due to low clouds and poor visibility and rescheduled to 09:30 PST on February 25.[52]
Short track
Speed skating
  • Czech Republic's Martina Sáblíková earns her third medal and second gold by winning the women's 5000 metres. Skating in the last pairing, she started her race with the fastest 200 m split, never relinquished her lead, and crossed the finish line just 0.48 seconds ahead of Germany's Stephanie Beckert. Sáblíková was so tired at the end of the race that she crumpled to the ice after slowly gliding to a standstill. She then had her coach take off her skates and started her victory lap in her socks.[55]
Ice hockey
  • Canada defeats Russia in a 7–3 win in men's ice hockey and advances to the semi-finals against Slovakia.
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Bobsleigh Two-woman Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse Canada
Cross-country Men's 4 x 10 km relay Daniel Richardsson, Johan Olsson, Anders Södergren, Marcus Hellner Sweden
Freestyle Women's aerials Lydia Lassila Australia
Short track Women's 3000 m relay Sun Linlin, Wang Meng, Zhang Hui, Zhou Yang China WR
Speed skating Women's 5000 metres Martina Sáblíková Czech Republic

Day 14 – February 25[edit]

Ice hockey
Figure skating
  • South Korea's Kim Yuna wins the gold medal in the ladies' singles, setting a new world record of 150.06 points for the free skate and for the combined total of 228.56 points.[56] The United States fails to win a medal in this discipline for the first time since Innsbruck in 1964.
Nordic combined
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom Viktoria Rebensburg Germany
Cross-country Women's 4 x 5 km relay Vibeke Skofterud, Therese Johaug, Kristin Størmer Steira, Marit Bjørgen Norway
Figure skating Ladies' singles Kim Yuna South Korea WR
Freestyle Men's aerials Alexei Grishin Belarus
Ice hockey Women's Canada women's national ice hockey team (roster) Canada
Nordic combined Individual large hill/10 km Bill Demong United States

Day 15 – February 26[edit]

Biathlon
  • Norway's Ole Einar Bjørndalen anchors the Norwegian team to gold in the men's relay. With 11 medals, he is now the second most successful Winter Olympic athlete in history. While Norway won gold by over 38 seconds, only 0.2 seconds separated silver won by Austria from bronze won by Russia.
Curling
Short track
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Women's slalom Maria Riesch Germany
Biathlon Men's relay Halvard Hanevold, Tarjei Bø, Emil Hegle Svendsen, Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway
Curling Women's Kajsa Bergström, Anna Le Moine, Cathrine Lindahl, Eva Lund, Anette Norberg Sweden
Short track Men's 500 metres Charles Hamelin Canada
Women's 1000 metres Wang Meng China
Men's 5000 m relay Guillaume Bastille, Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin, Olivier Jean, François-Louis Tremblay Canada [58]
Snowboarding Women's parallel giant slalom Nicolien Sauerbreij Netherlands

Day 16 – February 27[edit]

Bobsleigh
  • The USA four-man bobsleigh team wins its first gold medal since 1948.
Curling
  • Canada defeats Norway 6–3 in the gold medal game in men's curling.
Cross-country skiing
  • Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk becomes the first woman from her country ever to win a Winter Olympic gold medal in the 30 km classical cross-country event.
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Alpine skiing Men's slalom Giuliano Razzoli Italy
Bobsleigh Four-man Steve Holcomb, Steve Mesler, Curtis Tomasevicz, Justin Olsen United States
Cross-country skiing Women's 30 km classical Justyna Kowalczyk Poland
Curling Men's Kevin Martin, John Morris, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert, Adam Enright Canada
Snowboarding Men's parallel giant slalom Jasey-Jay Anderson Canada
Speed skating Men's Team pursuit Mathieu Giroux, Lucas Makowsky, Denny Morrison Canada
Ladies' Team pursuit Daniela Anschütz-Thoms, Stephanie Beckert, Anni Friesinger, Katrin Mattscherodt Germany

Day 17 – February 28[edit]

Cross-country skiing
Ice hockey
  • Canada defeats the United States in overtime, 3–2, in the gold medal game in men's ice hockey.[60] The U.S. goalie Ryan Miller is named MVP of the tournament.
Medal count
  • Canada ends the Olympics with 14 gold medals, the most for any country (host or otherwise) in any Winter Olympics. The U.S. ends with 37 total medals, also the most for any country (host or otherwise) in any Winter Olympics.
Closing ceremony
Gold medalists
Sport Event Competitor(s) NOC Rec Ref
Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km classical Petter Northug Norway [59]
Ice hockey Men's Canada men's national ice hockey team (roster) Canada [60]

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