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THE OPENING ceremony for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics is just around the corner, and final details are hurriedly being worked out in Whistler and venue attractions throughout the Vancouver region.
Americans have dominated Olympic snowboarding since it debuted in 1998 at Nagano, Japan, and have expectations soaring high ahead of the Winter Olympics.
“We are going in to the 2010 Games with one of the strongest athletic lineups possible,” US Snowboarding coach Peter Foley told news agencies on Wednesday . “We’re hoping to go into Vancouver and build on the successes we saw in 2006. This team is in position to do great things.”
Reigning snowboardcross champion Wescott will be joined by five-time X Games champion Nate Holland, 2006 Olympian Graham Watanabe and newcomer Nick Baumgartner.
Lindsey Jacobellis, who settled for silver at the 2006 Olympics, returns to the women’s snowboardcross lineup as a favorite, joined by Olympic newcomers Faye Gulini and Callan Chythlook-Sifsof.
Vancouver International Airport will be the first stop for more than 230,000 Olympics-bound athletes, officials, coaches, support teams and out-of-town visitors, and it is taking its role as the city’s front door very seriously. All private aircraft heading to Vancouver will have to land in a “gateway” airport before going to Vancouver.
Thorough security screenings and searches will be done at the gateways and the aircraft must go nonstop to Vancouver from there.
Customs will be cleared on the ramp at Vancouver International and no one will be allowed to leave their aircraft until after the customs check.
Golf Course Consumables to 2010 – As per new trends, gold is getting popular and in last couple of year market size increased considerably well. US golf course consumables demand reach above $1 billion in 2009 based on more golf rounds played and continued course construction. There are many products which have great demand and best performing products include lower mobility fertilizers, more specific insecticides and salinity-resistant turf. Golf Accessories also have considerably good demand. In US Regional demand will follow population shifts south and west. Demand will increase world wide and even now developing country are getting in to GOLF.
According to new report and trends give idea that in 2010 the market is $5.8 billion U.S. market for golf equipment alone, which, in this report, includes clubs, balls, bags, carts and accessories, footwear, gloves, tees, including apparel, and training devices for putting and driving. While this is positive growth over last 5 year, the world wide Market for Golf Equipment report foresees potential sand traps. Although there is a decline in number of core golfers which is hurting the industry, seen specifically in decreases in the number of rounds played, and the slowdown in new golf course openings and a stagnant market for golf clubs.