Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games - Special Report

  • US speed skater Shani Davis performs during a training session at Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver, ahead of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

    In an Olympic first, , organizers have set up a  fan-to-fan ticket marketplace. “It’s a safe and secure way to sell tickets to other fans around the world," says a Games spokesman.

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    Betting that shoppers will want to look like the athletes on the medal stand, Macy’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, Target, Nike and others are outfitting their stores with apparel collections inspired by the games.

  • Life After the Gold

    Former Olympic figure skater Sarah Hughes discusses her life after the gold with CNBC.

  • Pringles

    The consumer products maker unveiled a "Thanks, Mom" campaign, with commercials highlighting the role of U.S. athletes' mothers while also offering them financial help with Vancouver travel expenses.

  • Hudson Bay at Olympics

    Hudson's Bay Company is the official outfitter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with Richard Baker, Hudson's Bay Trading Company chairman and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • A Bell Canada technician at work at Whistler Olympic Park.

    Bell Canada Enterprises' and Avaya's IP network will be powerful and versatile, c overing everything from logistics to communications to security.  And, yes, you can watch the games on your phone.

  • The fog clears and black trees appear on the mountain at the Whistler Creekside Alpine skiing venue of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

    There’s an undercurrent of crankiness in Vancouver over the invasion of Olympic tourists, and apprehension over the legacy of debt.

  • The Price of Olympic Gold

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at what the gold medal itself is really worth.

  • Life After Gold

    Billy Kidd, the first America skier to win an Olympic medal, and Tara Lipinski, winner of the gold medal in figure skating, tell CNBC what they've been doing since their Olympic wins.

  • A competitor releases his stone during the men's curling round robin game between Germany and the United States at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

    Wall Street trading is often described as a blood sport. But inside the great investment houses, the sport of the moment is, of all things, curling — that oddball of the Olympics that is sort of like shuffleboard on ice, the New York Times reported.

  • It Pays to Play

    Why spending on the Olympics really is worthwhile for the host country, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Lindsey Vonn of the Unites States looks on after a training run for the Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

    The Spyder skiwear company would love nothing better than to arrive in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics this week amidst a little controversy.  Enter the  "slippery suit."

  • Network Secrets of the Olympics

    Atos Origin is the provider of the Olympics IT Network, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • View of the BC Place Stadium which will host the Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies in downtown Vancouver.

    "The cost of hosting an Olympic Games in the 21st century has escalated to such astronomical heights that it is almost certainly a losing proposition," says one sports business expert.

  • The United States has more than 200 athletes among the over 2500 competing at the Vancouver Games. Here's a look at some of the most high-profile ones and the venues where they'll be competing.

    Here's a look at some of the most high-profile athletes and the venues where they'll be competing. They are also among those with the richest endorsement deals.

  • Capturing the Olympics

    Insight on how the images from the Olympics are licensed, with Jonathan Klein, Getty Images CEO/co-founder.

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    The winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, are supposed to be a distraction from harsh economic realities and lift our spirits. Instead, it may itself be a victim of these brutal times.

  • Vancouver & the Olympics

    Insight on how the Olympic games have impacted business in Vancouver, with the city's mayor, Gregor Robertson.

  • View of the BC Place Stadium which will host the Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies in downtown Vancouver.

    Major events like the Olympics and Oscars offer a rare opportunity for marketers in this changing media landscape.

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