When a decision on Vancouver’s bid to host the 2010
Winter Olympics is handed down Wed. July 2, University of
British Columbia experts will be ready to comment on issues
related to the games.
UBC AS OLYMPIC VENUE:
Dr. Brian Sullivan, vice-president, Students; 604.822.5075,
604.822.3955. UBC’s role in development of ice arena
for men’s and women’s hockey.
- Robert Philip, director, Athletics and Recreation, 604.822.9466.
UBC varsity athletics.
- Milan Dragicevic, men’s ice hockey coach, 604.822.6369.
UBC hockey program; impact of Olympics on future recruitment.
THE OLYMPIC BID PROCESS:
- Prof. Alex Carre, School of Human Kinetics, 604.822.2683,
604.805.6513 (cell). This member of the Canadian Olympic
Committee can discuss the Olympic bid process and associated
THE UBC/OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE:
- Robert Hindmarch, Prof. Emeritus, School of Human Kinetics,
604.786.9304 (cell). Former director of UBC Athletics and
Thunderbird men’s hockey coach; general manager of
Canada’s 1964 UBC-based Olympic hockey team; vice-president
of 1976 Whistler bid; chef de mission for 1984 Canadian Olympic
team; life member and former vice-president of Canadian Olympic
- Fred Hume, UBC Athletics Historian, 604.687.2381. UBC athletic
- Ted Hunt, 604.261.3887. UBC ski jumper in 1952 Olympics.
- Allan Fisher, 250.362.5349. Volunteer coach of the UBC ski
team from 1956 through 1969; trained and coached skiers named
to Olympic teams; participated in 1968 and 1976 Whistler
- Prof. Maurice Levi, Sauder School of Business at UBC, 604.822.8260.
State of the B.C. economy; impact of the Olympics on the
- Prof. Stan Hamilton, Sauder School of Business at UBC, 604.822.8558.
Impact of Olympics on B.C. real estate.
- Prof. Jim Brander, Sauder School of Business at UBC, 604.822.1890.
Insight and analysis of the B.C. economy.