Behind the scenes documentary revisits the moments, medals and magic of Vancouver 2010
Friday, 11 February 2011
For 17 days, Canadians came together in celebration as their Olympians stood tall in an event that captured the imagination of the world.
Now, one year later, CTV takes viewers on a journey back to that magical moment in time that galvanised the country.
CTV has produced two original programmes celebrating Vancouver 2010 and Canada's Olympians: "Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Anniversary Special" and the documentary, "17 Days".
The programmes air this weekend to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Olympic Winter.
In addition, from today until March 1, ETALK will showcase interviews with Olympians on the one year anniversary of their medal performance.
"The pride and passion Canadians experienced during Vancouver 2010 was at an all-time high," said Susanne Boyce, the President
"Our athletes delivered inspiring and stellar performances that, to this day, continue to bring heartfelt joy," said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.
"The one year anniversary is a perfect time to sit back, relax and enjoy those special moments that made us proud to say we are Canadian."
"Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Anniversary Special" is a two-hour retrospective to be broadcast on Sunday (February 13) that uses a blend of Games highlights, never-before-seen interviews, anecdotes and reflections that weave together the moments of achievement and drama that touched the hearts of all Canadians.
Hosted by Brian Williams with James Duthie and Lisa LaFlamme in Vancouver and Jennifer Hedger in Whistler, the special catches up with Canada's Olympians one year later, including speaking to gold medallists Alexandra Bilodeau and Jon Montgomery.
The majority of Canadian medallists are highlighted in the special.
Also featured are Vancouver 2010 chief executive John Furlong, who reflects on his dream and his journey one year following the Games, and Wayne Gretzky, who discusses his perspective on the Opening Ceremony, the honour of lighting the cauldron and what the Games meant to Canada.
The special also includes stories and photos from Canadians across the country, as well as the Bell Memorable Moment - the most memorable moment of the Games, as chosen by Canadians in an online poll.
"17 Days" airs tomorrow (February 12) and goes behind the scenes with, what programme makers claim, are some intriguing stories.