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How we got the Olympics: The little city that could

December 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

While everyone is fulminating over Vancouver’s budget, I thought this would be an excellent time to remember to link to my most recent column in Vancouver magazine, a history of how this city managed, after many tries, to land the Olympics.

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  • gmgw

    Frances:
    Thanks anyway, but on the rare occasions when I have a yen to read horror stories I generally prefer the likes of H.P. Lovecraft.
    Of course, there’s always the Campbell-as-Cthulhu angle…
    gmgw

  • Glissando Remmy

    The Thought of the Midnight

    “I wonder what would happen if the homeless of Vancouver would suddenly show up in 2010 Games outfits. Would the Olympic police charge them with “sarcasm”? ”

    We live in Vancouver and this keeps us busy.

  • Okay here’s a post O scenario . . .

    Our little city is in the dumps . . .

    Until . . .

    . . . hey presto Bobbie “everything will be allright (for him) will grasp the oppo . . .

    . . . the Chinese government has just given its hoi polloi permission to come here . . .

    And come here they will . . . in droves . . . clutching those rapidly depreciating green backs . . .

    To buy up OV @ bargain prices . . .

    . . . and we’ll all be camping out in Michael Gelding designed luxury shipping containers . . .

    Hell why not . . . we did it to them last century . . .