UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 12 | August
Olympic Bid committee prefers downtown option
The Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Bid Corporation recently announced
that a site in central Vancouver is preferred to UBC for the athletes'
village for the proposed 2010 Winter Olympics.
As a result, the UBC Board of Governors no longer needed to make
a decision on whether to accept an invitation to serve as the site
at its July 19 meeting.
While the bid corporation hasn't ruled out UBC as a potential site
to accommodate some 2,400 athletes and officials, it indicated it
will focus its efforts on securing a location closer to venues such
as GM Place and the Pacific Coliseum.
Bid corporation officials are currently negotiating with the City
of Vancouver on a more central location, possibly in southeast False