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All-seeing eye takes to the pistes

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Google has unveiled some fetching views of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics sites, courtesy of a snowmobile equipped with Street View's all-seeing eye.

The games kick off on Friday, but those of you who prefer to experience snow from the comfort of your PC can enjoy the sights including the snowmobile's sinister shadow caught stalking a snowboarder in the hills above the town of Whistler...

Mountain view on Street View

...while these bemused skiers' goggles appear to have confounded Google's face-blurring algorithm:

Two skiers caught on Street View

Here's a view up the mountain at Whistler Creekside, which will host the alpine skiing:

Whistler Creekside, seen on Street View

This, meanwhile, is the under-construction Whistler Sliding Centre, where the bobsleigh nutters will be strutting their stuff:

The Whistler Sliding Center

And finally, those of you who don't find pictures of sports facilities or snow particularly scintillating will enjoy this - a Street View snap of Whistler with the camera cover on:

Street View view of the camera cover

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If you fancy checking out some more Olympic sites on Street View, here's a complete list of venues.

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