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February 04, 2010 11:27 ET

Cheapflights.Com Helps You Get Your Olympics On

Can't Make It to Vancouver This Year, Make It to These Past Olympic Destinations

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) -  Cheapflights wants to help you to get into the Olympic spirit even if you can't make it to Vancouver. Surround yourself with skiers, boarders, speed skaters, and hockey players at past North American Olympic host cities, which are ideal vacation spots with their phenomenal ski and winter sports facilities.

Squaw Valley: Home of the 1960 Winter Games in which the Olympic Torch design was created by Disney artist John Hench. The torch still burns in Squaw Valley and is the inspiration for all future Olympic torches. Hop a flight from Washington Dulles to Fresno, the local airport for Squaw Valley, for as little as $265.

Salt Lake City: Host of the 2002 Winter Games which is remembered for many highlights including, the debut of Women's bobsledding, Australian Alisa Camplin becoming the first woman from Australia to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics, and for the most to varied climate area to host the Winter Olympics. Flights from Miami to Salt Lake start at $292.

Calgary: Home of the 1988 Winter Games and the famous "Battle of the Brians"-the heated competition between Brian Boitano, U.S. figure skating champion and Brian Orser, Canadian figure skating champion. In the end of an extremely close competition Boitano was awarded the gold and Orser awarded the silver. West coast flights to Calgary begin at $198.

Lake Placid: Host of the 1980 Winter Games the site of the US Men's Hockey team's Miracle on Ice moment. 2010 marks the 30 year anniversary of the US's amateur hockey team defeating the Soviet Union hockey team which was considered the best in the world. It is arguably one of the most memorable moments in sports history. Flights from Houston, TX to Burlington, VT -- the jumping off point for Lake Place -- start as as low as $316.

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