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In 2010 the Olympics came to Vancouver, and this is what it looked like (PHOTOS)

For many in Vancouver, they weren't just spectators, they were part of the event

Ten years ago this week, the 2010 Winter Olympics came to town.

Looking back, our reporters and photographers covered the Games the way most Vancouverites experienced them — in the bustling streets, on the newly launched Canada Line, celebrating in pubs, screaming at screens at outdoor viewing areas and mingling with the international crowds at various Olympic houses dotting the city.

While the Olympics are about athleticism and international competition, for the majority of people living in Vancouver the Games felt more like an event where the average person was a participant rather than a spectator.

With that in mind, we’ve gone through the Courier’s photo archives to remember what the Olympics looked and felt like at a community level.

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