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Last Friday evening, the world was invited to Vancouver for the opening ceremony of the 21st Winter Olympics. These formal introductions to the Olympic games are known for being larger than life, and Vancouver's 2010 ceremony was no exception. Let’s take a look at Canada’s record-breaking show:

Number of people watching on television: 3 billion

Number of athletes participating: 2629

Number of countries represented: 82

Cost of the opening ceremony: $40 million

Sources:
www.miamiherald.com, www.montrealgazette.com, en.wikipedia.org