UBC to release Olympic Games Impact Study Pre-Games Report

Event:      Teleconference briefing with Prof. Rob VanWynsberghe regarding

Olympic Games Impact (OGI) Study for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Date:       Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

Time:       7 – 8 a.m. PST

The University of British Columbia will release the Olympic Games Impact Study (OGI): Pre-Games Report on Friday, Dec. 4. It is the first comprehensive report of its kind to look at the impact of the 2010 Games on the host city of Vancouver and nearby host venues.

Media are invited to participate in a teleconference briefing with lead researcher Prof. Rob VanWynsberghe on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 a.m. PST.

To participate in the briefing, please dial:

Canada and United States: 1-877-353-9586 United Kingdom: 00-800-9358-7111 Other countries: Email teleconferencing@telus.com to be connected

Participant Pass Code: 24190#

Prof. VanWynsberghe will explain the methodology behind the OGI report, give a summary of pre-Games findings and take questions from media.

An advance copy of the media release and full OGI report are available and under embargo until 8 a.m. PST Friday, Dec. 4.

To receive the report immediately, please contact Sean Sullivan at UBC Public Affairs: sean.sullivan@ubc.ca

After 4:30 p.m. PST today the embargoed report is available at:


This pre-Games OGI report is the second of four mandated by the International Olympic Committee for the 2010 Winter Games. The purpose of OGI is to measure the impact of Olympic and Paralympic Games over time through a consistent and comparable reporting system.

To sign up for UBC 2010 news and expert advisories, contact UBC Public Affairs by email at 2010media@ubc.ca or phone 604-822-2048.


Sean Sullivan
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.3213
E-mail: sean.sullivan@ubc.ca