Trash and memories remain but Vancouver routine returns after post-Olympic fling

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Just hours after the Winter Olympic flag was handed from Vancouver to Sochi, Russia, signs of the 2010 Games were already being removed from Vancouver's streets.
Mounds of garbage were all that remained after crowds packed downtown Vancouver, celebrating Canada's Olympic hockey win and the end of the 2010 Games.
More than 150-thousand people shared hugs and high-fives, while some fans used newspaper boxes to block one street for an impromptu hockey game, and a pre-dawn dance party broke out in the middle of another intersection.
Police said two officers were slightly hurt and one person is in custody following an incident in downtown Vancouver overnight but despite many drunken revellers, most people were well-behaved.
Meanwhile, construction crews worked through the night dismantling the huge celebration sites that were the focus of public gatherings for the past 17 days.
All over Metro Vancouver, workers scooped up litter and reopened some of the routes shut down for Games security, while Vancouver International Airport prepared for what it said will be its busiest day in history as crowds head home.

Organizations: Vancouver International Airport

Geographic location: Vancouver, Sochi, Russia Canada

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