2010 Winter Olympics

2010 Earthquake?

Eyes of world on quakes rumbling near Olympic site


Globe and Mail, August 28, 2008

VANCOUVER— A “swarm of earthquakes” off the coast of Vancouver Island that caused no damage drew international attention yesterday as the global media shifted its gaze from Beijing to Vancouver, the site of the 2010Winter Olympics.

Even if Highway Closed, the Games Must Go On!

Rock slide won't stop Olympic events

As long as athletes, technicians present, races will proceed
Damian Inwood, The Province
Published: Friday, October 24, 2008

Fatal Plane Crash Carried Kiewit Crew

Fatal Plane Crash Carried Kiewit Crew

A deadly plane crash on BC's southern coast on Nov 16, 2008, in which seven people died, was carrying 5 employees of the Peter Kiewit & Sons construction company, responsible for the Sea-to-Sky highway expansion.

Kiewit CEO Honors B.C. Plane Crash Victims

November 20, 2008

Countdown Clock Loses Power

Clock off and Mukmuk on

By Bob Mackin, 24 HOURS, Nov 27, 2008

Just before Mukmuk the Marmot dolls went on sale at the Bay downtown, an unofficial Vancouver 2010 mascot made an unwelcome debut outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Introducing, "Countdown Clock Glitch."

Vancouver grapples with drug gangs before Olympics

As official Olympic countdown events occurred throughout the lower mainland, ongoing gang warfare saw numerous shooting incidents and several killings across the region.

Gang Violence Rattles 2010 Olympic City

Gang Violence Rattles 2010 Olympic City

Gang violence rattles 2010 Olympic city

AFP, Feb 22, 2009

VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) — Gang violence is rattling residents of this Western Canadian metropolis as the city makes final preparations for the February 2010 winter Olympics, say officials.

CFOX Crew Pose with Carol James

CFOX Crew Pose with Carol James

Carol James, head of the BC New Democratic Party, poses with DJ's from CFOX radio's Jeff O'Neil Show wearing their 'Resist 2010 Bitches' t-shirts. James' picture, which is posted on the party's Flicker site, has prompted calls for her to apologize by Liberal party members.

2010 System Failure

Technicians will keep computers running

Thousands of hours spent preparing for worst-case scenarios

By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun, May 12, 2009

For nearly seven years, Magnus Alvarsson has been working out every worst-case information disaster he can imagine for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Gangcouver 2010 Update from The Economist

British Columbia or Colombia?

May 28th 2009 | VANCOUVER
From The Economist print edition

Organised crime brings fear to Vancouver’s streets

Disaster 2010

El Nino could forecast disaster for Olympics

By Kelly Sinoski and Mary Frances Hill, Vancouver Sun, July 9, 2009

VANCOUVER — The return of El Nino could wash out parts of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, weather forecasters say.

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