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Highlights from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

Take a look at some of the top moments from the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Svetlana Barker
Svetlana Barker • 1 year ago

French figure skaters Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur - the first black figure skating couple to compete at the Olympic Games. Read more: www.oprah.com/...

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