Planning for Vancouver steps up a gear
They take place from 12 to 28 February and, with less than 14 months to go, it's been a busy few days visiting venues, scouting for live locations, securing accommodation and meeting a lot of the people we'll be working with when the Games come around.
With the different sports split between Vancouver, which is the largest city ever to host the Winter Olympics, and the ski resort of Whistler, we want to make sure that our live presentation represents both locations.
Vancouver is a beautiful city, with modern skyscrapers surrounded by water and framed with snow-capped mountains.
In an ideal scenario we would capture that as our studio backdrop, but that's easier said than done.
Our main operation will be in the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) which is housed in the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. It's a spectacular new building complete with a living roof of grass which affords views across water to the mountains.
It would suit us to have a studio in the IBC, being much closer to our operations centre, and on a sunny day the view would be great. However it becomes much more limited at night and during poor weather.
To get around this, we've been looking at alternative locations which provide some foreground and a view of the city as well. However, the further away from the IBC we go, the more complicated it becomes - so there isn't an ideal solution, yet.
The resort of Whistler will play an important part in the Games, playing host to Alpine, Nordic and sliding (bob, luge and skeleton) events. Two hours drive from downtown Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, it's a summer and winter playground for adventure seekers and is Canada's most popular year-round destination.
Once again, we want to present from a location there which reflects the beauty of the mountains but also captures the bustling village atmosphere. We have seen plenty of options this week - but finding one location which serves all purposes has not been easy, and there's still some way to go before we finalise our location here.
In Whistler we were lucky enough to be some of the first people to experience the new Peak 2 Peak gondola which stretches between Whistler Mountain and its neighbour Blackcomb.
It's an amazing feat of construction, and has broken a host of world records: longest lift (4.4 km), longest unsupported span (3km) and highest point above the ground (436 metres).
Whilst not directly linked with Olympic venues, this new lift will open up new possibilities in the resort, providing spectators with stunning views. Stuart Rempel, Senior VP of Marketing and Sales, Whistler Blackcomb said: "It wasn't built with world records in mind, that's just a happy coincidence - it's really all about the guest experience".
The lift system, which took 18 months to build, will enable skiers and boarders to cross directly from one ski area to the other in 11 minutes - a journey which would previously have taken closer to an hour. The trip itself is incredibly smooth despite the speed of 7.5 metres per second - and if you want to heighten the sensation of floating in the air, two of the gondolas even have glass bottoms.
Without doubt the Peak 2 Peak will provide some of the most spectacular views at the Winter Olympics - and you can be sure that BBC Sport will be showing them to you in 2010.