Vancouver: Winter Olympics 2010

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  1. Jay H

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    For good or bad, congratulations to Vancouver and you Canucks for getting the 2010 winter olympics!

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/oly...ap_ap/?cnn=yes

    Having been to the Olympic village in Calgary and in Lake Placid, going there still gives me chills just knowing the history that took place and imagining the whole Olympic experience. [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    Wow, we won! I kinda forgot about that this morning.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens around here in preperation for the games.
     
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    crazy! I remember as a kid going to Vancouver for the expo (in like 1986??) maybe I'll catch some winter olympics stuff in 2010
     
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    Whoooo craziness! 7 more years [​IMG]
     
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    When can I get tickets to the Hockey final???

    Congratulations Vancouver.
     
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    Yay! Congrats Vancouver!

    I know that my city was totally nutty back in '88, so have fun! [​IMG]
     
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    Yesterday, we partied. Today, we party again. Tomorrow, we get to work for the next seven years. [​IMG]

    There's no doubt we can build world class facilities for the Olympic Games. Our engineers already build top class infrastructures both for ourselves and for other countries. It's simply a matter of keeping the costs under control.
     
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    If they have the Hockey final in BC Place as suggested in that article.... that would be nuts.
     
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    Great another chance for Canada to continue its streak of being the only country NOT to win a Gold when they are the host. [​IMG]
     
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    Dammit, Florida gets robbed again. [​IMG]
     
  12. Dennis Nicholls

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    I want to see Nick's face when he gets his next tax bill.....
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp..._vancouver_col

    $600 million Canadian to fix up the highway (97?) from Vancouver to Whistler. IIRC that wound around the coastline for the first half - how in the heck will that get widened?
     
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    Congrats Vancouver and a BIG thank you from Toronto.

    This kills any chance of the 2012 Summer Olympics coming here! Yippeee!
     
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    Yup... because it's all about Toronto. [​IMG]
     
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    Not to be rude, but I don't think you had much of a chance in 2012.

     
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    Congrats Vancouver,

    It was nice having the Olympics here - I have never seen our city come so alive before. The excitment of it all will wither some in the next 7 years but when opening day arrives I am sure that Vancouver will do Canada and the world proud.

    Michael.
     
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    Toronto folks, don't be bitter. You never had a shot at the 2012 games. Paris/London/Madrid/Moscow are all bidding, in addition to NY. If South Korea or Austria had won the 2010 Winter games, NY would be a lock of the 2012 Summer games.
     
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    I wish the Vancouver f*$#s celebrating the "great victory" were the f#$%s that got stuck with bill. The only problem is everybody else is going to get bent over and rammed to pay for Vancouvers party. The roads and services in Northern BC can go to hell just so long as Vancouvers idiot elite can crow about being a "World Class" city. "World Class" assholes is more like it.

    There is only one thing worse than Vancouver getting the Olympics. It is all the morons, outside of Vancouver, who actually think that this is going to be a great benefit for people outside of the Lower Mainland. Yeah, right! Just for starters, the Lower Mainland gets a 600 million road improvement project while MAYBE, just MAYBE, Prince George might get some pittance to help build a lousy sports complex at UNBC for elite athletic interests. Whoop-dee-do! Great benefit! Meanwhile, I and hundreds of thousands of other people won't be able to afford to attend Gordon Campbells Vancouver blow job, because our pocket books are being emptied -as an appetizer of things to come- by a 3.5 cent a litre increase in the gas tax, to help make the trip to Whistler easier for a bunch of wealthy mother....ers. We certainly wouldn't want the suspension systems on Gordo and company's limos to sustain any wear and tear as they speed up to Whistler to take advantage of their free tickets to the best seats in the house; all of it subsidized by a mere slashing and burning of social services. BC welfare recipients can take comfort in the knowledge that the reduction of their benefits -and consequently their food budget- is going to a good cause.....a 'World Class' speed skating rink. After the party is over, maybe all the homeless people will be able to take up residence on the infield.
     

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