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[ Sun, 2010-02-14 18:21 ]
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The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics opened Friday night in front of 60,000 spectators—the first opening ceremonies to be held indoors. The show conspicuously avoided the whizz-bang pyrotechnics—and the whizz-bang budgets—that have come to dominate recent Olympic opening ceremonies. From a pod of orca whales swimming through a virtual ocean to skiers carving up a mid-air mountain, here are the Top 10 moments.

Olympic Opening Ceremonies. Top 10 Moments

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics opened Friday night in front of 60,000 cheering spectators—the first Olympic opening ceremonies to be held indoors. From killer whales swimming through a virtual ocean to skiers carving up a mid-air mountain, the show captured the spirit of the host country. Here are the Top 10 Opening Ceremony moments.

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