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Vancouvers 2010 Olympic Bid Gets Boost

Posted on Friday, September 20 at 20:50 by canadaka

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Benefits to Vancouver and BC
A winning 2010 Bid combined with an expanded convention centre in Vancouver could generate up to $10 billion in direct economic activity, and create about 228,000 direct and indirect jobs across the province.
The development of athletes' accommodations in Vancouver and Whistler will result in lasting legacies that include more affordable housing.
The Bid Corporation's transportation plan will meet the needs of travelers during and after the Games.
The Games will increase the volume of tourism to British Columbia on a long-term basis, as demonstrated by previous international events.
Sport Development
The LegaciesNow program is our commitment to a lasting legacy of sport development for all British Columbians.

Why is it possible for Vancouver to succeed?

  • Canada is a safe and stable nation.
  • Canada has an excellent record for hosting world-class, major events such as Expo '86 in Vancouver and the 2001 Vancouver World Figure Skating Championships.
  • Vancouver and Whistler have respectively and repeatedly been recognized as one of the world's most liveable cities and one of North America's top ski destinations.
  • Canada is a world leader in advancing the interests of athletes with a disability.

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