Yahoo brings FanCouver to Vancouver for 2010 Games

Yahoo! announced today that it has big plans for coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, both online and on the ground in Vancouver.

In addtion to a games-dedicated website, Yahoo! will be launching a new Olympic mobile site, a custom-designed broadcast studio in Vancouver, and an entertainment center tagged FanCouver and located in Yaletown.

On opening day of the games, Yahoo! will unveil FanCouver, an entertainment center located in the Yaletown Mini dealership at 1128 Hamilton Street. FanCouver will be open February 12th through February 28th from 11am to 11pm.

Today’s press release promised that Yahoo! Sports will have one of the largest editorial teams in Vancouver, led by Yahoo!’s award-winning writers Dan Wetzel, Charles Robinson, and Martin Rogers.

To get the fans involved Yahoo! is running a “Winter Sports Moment” sweepstakes beginning January 25th where fans can submit their favorite winter sports photos for a chance to win prizes ranging from digital cameras to a trip to the U.S. Freestyle Skiing Championship held at Squaw Valley.