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Adiós a los JJOO de Vancouver 2010

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A snowboarder jumps through the Olympics rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olypics on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver. TOPSHOTS  AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO

En la madrugada de ayer se dieron por concluidos los Juegos Olímpicos de invierno 2010 que se vienen celebrando en la localidad canadiense de Vancouver desde el 12 de febrero. Los deportes de invierno no son muy populares en nuestro país pero nuestro diario ha dedicado una página todos los días escrita por Paco Grande desde el continente americano. Destacar el magnífico trabajo realizado por los compañeros de infografía con unos gráficos donde se explicaban las diferentes pruebas y disciplinas de las Olimpiadas de inverno.

Os presento una edición con lo mejor que he encontrado llegado de las diferentes agencias desde Vancouver.  Imágenes impresionantes con el trasfondo de la nieve y el hielo.

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Canadian wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen holds the torch during the 2010 Winter Olympics inauguration ceremony at the BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, on February 12, 2010.  TOPSHOTS  AFP PHOTO DDP / OLIVER LANG

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Romania's Nicolae Istrate and Florin Cezar Craciun speed down the track during their second heat of the two-man bobsleigh event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 20, 2010.     REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (CANADA)
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VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 14: Stephanie Beckert of Germany skates during the Speed Skating Competition Warm Up/Ladies 3000 metres on day 3 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.   Cameron Spencer/Getty Images/AFP

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Italy's Peter Fill falls during the men's Super-G race of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Creek side Alpine skiing venue on February 19, 2010.     TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO  EMMANUEL DUNAND

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Canada's Michelle Kelly competes during the women's Skeleton heats at the Whistler Sliding Centre during the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 18, 2010.   TOPSHOTS  AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

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Members of team Canada look into the goal at the UBC Thunderbird Arena during the match with Slovakia at the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada on February 13, 2010. AFP PHOTO/BRUCE BENNETT/POOL

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The US' Mark Grimmette (top) and Brian Martin race during the men's double luge training run at the Whistler Sliding centre on February 15, 2010 during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.     TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/ LEON NEAL

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Dmitry Reiherd of Kazakstan competes during the qualifications of the Freestyle men moguls event, on February 14, 2010 at Cypress Mountain venue in Vancouver, during the XXI Winter Olympics. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU

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Swedish fan Katie Daroogheh shows off a puck she aquired at the men's hockey game between Sweden and Finland at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Hans Deryk (CANADA)
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France's Marie Dorin prepares to shoot during the women's 12.5 km mass start biathlon final at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (CANADA)

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WEST VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 21: Matthew Depeters of the Unites States performs an air during a mens aerials training session at Cypress Mountain Resort on February 21, 2010 in West Vancouver, Canada.   Cameron Spencer/Getty Images/AFP

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Switzerland's Michael Schmid during his 1/8 finals men's ski cross freestyle skiing on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 21, 2010.     REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA)

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 Switzerland's Michael Schmid during his 1/8 finals men's ski cross freestyle skiing on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 21, 2010.     REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA)

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Sweden's Eric Iljans (L) and Daron Rahlves of the U.S. fall during their ski cross freestyle skiing 1/8 finals at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 21, 2010.     REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA)
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Poland's Adam Malysz takes his second jump in the individual large hill ski jumping event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (CANADA)
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Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during the individual large hill ski jumping qualification round at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in Whistler, British Columbia February 19, 2010. Picture taken with a fish-eye lens.     REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (CANADA)
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Poland's Lukasz Rutkowski jumps in the men's team Ski Jumping round 1 at the Whistler Olympic Park during the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 22, 2010.      AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO
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Switzerland's Richard Spalinger competes in the men's ski cross freestyle skiing qualifying at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 21, 2010.     REUTERS/Chris Helgren (CANADA)
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General view of the Vancouver Olympic Centre where the Vancouver Winter Olympic women's curling games are held, on Feburary 16, 2010.    AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

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Russia's skip Ludmila Privivkova (C) releases a stone in the match against Japan in the women's curling round robin session match during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on February 21, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN

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Russia's Skip Ludmila Privivkova (R) sweeps along with teammates after throwing a stone in the match against Japan in the women's curling round robin session 8 match at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver,  on February 21, 2010.   AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN
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The German-3 women bobsleigh pilot Claudia Schramm drives during a training session at Whistler sliding centre during the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 21, 2010.  AFP PHOTO / OLIVER LANG
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Russian skater Aleksandr Lebedev is reflected in the ice as he races in the Men's 1500 meter event at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday Feb. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

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Shingo Doi, of Japan, skates during the men's 1500 meter long track speed skating event at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver on Saturday February 20, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
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VAL63. VANCOUVER (CANADÁ), 20/02/2010.- El patinador ruso Ivan Skobrev gesticula hoy, sábado 20 de febrero de 2010, durante la prueba de patinaje de velocidad masculina de 1.500 mts. en Vancouver (Canadá), en el marco de las competencias de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno Vancouver 2010. EFE/VALDRIN XHEMAJ
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Russia's Olga Belyakova leads the pack during the fourth heat of the women's 1500m short track skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Julia Mancuso of the United States races to the finish in the Women's super-G at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010.  (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

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Russia's Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin perform their original dance during the ice dance figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
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ROH0663 VANCOUVER (CANADÁ) 19/02/2010.- El patinador estadounidense Evan Lysacek (c) cruza los dedos mientras escucha la puntuación de los jueces por su actuación en la competición individual de patinaje artístico de los Juegos Olímpicos de Vancouver, que tuvo lugar hoy, 19 de febrero de 2010, en el Pacific Coliseum de Vancouver (Canadá). Lysacek logró la medalla de oro. EFE/Hannibal Hanschke 

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Ladies figure skater Kim Yu-Na of Korea skates during a practice session at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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Canadian players walk to their bench before their game against the United States in the a preliminary round men's ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Holly Crawford of Australia competes in the women's Snowboard Halfpipe semifinals at Cypress Mountain, north of Vancouver on February 18, 2010 during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.  TOPSHOTS  AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU
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Fans celebrate in downtown Vancouver following the Canadian ice hockey team's victory over the USA in extra time on February 28, 2010. With some seeing Canada playing the US as the highlight of the Winter Games, the host country went on to take the gold medal on the final day of the Olympics.   AFP PHOTO / Leon Neal

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USA's Shaun White competes in the men's Snowboard Halfpipe final on February 17, 2010 at Cypress Mountain, north of Vancouver during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.   TOPSHOTS  AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU
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The Olympic flame blazes during the closing ceremony of the XXI Olympic Winter Games, at the BC Place in Vancouver on February 28, 2010.    AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU