Zurich/Switzerland — This is the fourth Olympic presence for New7Wonders, which made a splash in Sydney in 2000 with the New7Wonders seaplane and awed visitors in Athens in 2004 with the New7Wonders hot-air balloon. In 2008, official Olympic greeters in Beijing recommended that visitors visit the Great Wall of China, one of the Official New 7 Wonders of the World that were declared on 07.07.07 thanks to more than 100 million votes.
Atlantic Canada House to showcase Fundy, Canada’s New7Wonders of Nature Finalist
Atlantic Canada House, which features exhibitions about Canada’s Atlantic provinces, expects 35,000 visitors daily throughout the two Olympic weeks of the 2010 Winter Games. They will be able to experience Bay of Fundy through exhibits and collectible postcards, and to vote in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign using digital codes for mobile scanning.
Two phenomenal adaptations of concepts born in Ancient Greece
The Olympics are, like New7Wonders, the successful modern revival of an ancient Greek concept designed to bring people together in a positive competition. New7Wonders, thanks to another Greek invention, democracy, continues to create Global Memory as the world’s citizens join together to honor our common heritage. As athletes from across the globe are celebrated in Vancouver, New7Wonders encourages Olympics fans to also celebrate the diversity of our natural world by participating in the campaign.
As is so often the case in the sporting world, New7Wonders is also in the process of topping its own record, the phenomenal success of the first global election—the current race is on track to get more than 1 billion votes worldwide.