Famous Canadians Sarah McLachlan, Donald Sutherland and Wayne Gretzky were among those who ushered in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, despite a pause in the proceedings to acknowledge the death of an athlete earlier in the day.
Flags flew at half mast and the Olympic stadium's scoreboard bore a message of dedication to Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died Friday during a practice run. The Georgian delegation wore black armbands in the Parade of Nations.
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Jacques Rogge, head of the International Olympic Committee, and John Furlong, president of chief executive of the Vancouver Organizing Committee, began their welcoming remarks with...