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UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 10 | June 14, 2001

University seeks legacy for Olympic participation

The Board of Governors will make a final decision at its July 19 meeting on whether to accept the invitation that UBC serve as the site of the athletes' village for the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics bid.

The board received a report by the Olympic Village Work Group at its May 17 meeting, including feedback from the consultation process carried out on campus and in the neighbouring community.

"The initial concerns identified by the board have been addressed," says Brian Sullivan, vice-president, Students. "A final decision will be made in July once arrangements for a legacy related to UBC's participation have been negotiated."

The proposal would see some 2,400 athletes, coaches and officials housed at UBC from Feb. 5 to 21, requiring games organizers to build approximately 1,200 new residential units to accommodate them.


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