Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Winter Olympics today after a secret vote by International Olympic Committee members. The Canadians beat off bids from South Korea's Pyeongchang and the Austrian city of Salzburg to win the right to stage the winter sports extravaganza after two rounds of voting.

Salzburg was eliminated after placing last of the three candidates in the first round. Vancouver beat Pyeongchang in the second ballot.

Filed by Sinéad Kissane