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The 2014 Winter Olympics are just around the corner and we're already excited for all the sports, sights, snow, and ice that awaits the games in Russia. But before we start celebrating Sochi, let's reminisce about the last time we bit our nails over the cold weather trials, when our favorite neighbor to the north hosted the games in 2010. The stunning natural landscape combined with Canadian sense of pride made Vancouver the perfect location that year, especially since Canada won the gold in the sport they so famously support—hockey. From maple leaf flags to mascots that rock (literally!), click through for the best throwback Thursday Instagrams from the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.