I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, so I was extremely excited when I realized that this February would be filled not with pink doily hearts, but rather with ski jumps, figure skating, and curling. Miniature cupids, make way for the Winter Olympics, beginning with the opening ceremony on February 12th in Vancouver. This year, couples can bond over nail-biting triple lutzes and 70mph ski maneuvers. No cheesy, sentimental cards needed.
The Vancouver 2010 emblem was chosen from among 1,600 entries. It represents Ilaanaq, the Inuit word for friend, and features five stone-like formations in vibrant colors from the Olympic logo, nature, and Canadian pride. Here’s a look back at Winter Olympic emblems from the last 30 years: