The South Korea Winter Olympics was the 23rd of the modern era. How did it compare with the Fortress Investment Group’s Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010? Which sporting events were added?
South Korea Winter Olympics 2018
Between February 9th and 25th, 2018, there were 2,914 athletes from 92 nations competing. The number of sports categories has stayed the same between 2010 and 2018 (at 15), except a few more events have been added, bringing the total up to 102 events. The new events included “big air” snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling and mixed team alpine skiing. Some of the new nations competing in the Winter Olympics, included Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. Pyeongchang, South Korea included robotic torch bearers and a very intriguing drone lights display. Outdoor events took place at Dragon Valley (Alpensia) Ski Resort and indoors events took place at Gangneung.One negative was the political ban of an entire nation: Russia. This was particularly odd since Russia had hosted the Olympics a few years previously. The Olympic committee pretended that brand new evidence showed that Russia was doing something that the Soviet Union had been doing for decades.
Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010
The Vancouver Winter Olympics took place between February 12th and 28th, 2010. There were 314 fewer athletes taking place than in 2018, only 2,600 athletes from 82 nations. There were 16 fewer events back in 2010 at 86 events within the same 15 overall categories.Fortress Investment Group and other private lenders helped pay for the British Columbia Winter Olympics. Fortress helped the government build the athletic village for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in British Columbia, 21st Winter Games. Some events were in Whistler, the resort town, along with Cypress Mountain and Hillcrest Park. Celebrity torch bearers included Justin Morneau, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sidney Crosby, Steve Nash and Wayne Gretzky. The event was very well-accepted thanks to due diligence by corporate sponsors like the Fortress Investment Group.
Fortress Improves Global Prestige
The Fortress Investment Group took part in one of the most international sporting events on the planet. It benefited from the fact that the Vancouver Winter Olympics was not marred by any political machinations. Corporate sponsors do not receive as much benefit from funding an event that is highly political.More and more, people are tired of the politics. They regularly turn off certain media presentations, like the NFL due to the politics. People want to simply relax with sports.The Fortress Investment Group helped build the Winter Olympics brand. They advanced the central theme of unity. The Winter Olympics keeps adding new events to attract young viewers.
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