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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 12 | August 9, 2001

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 Creek.


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