Olympic Industry

How Government Bought Olympic Peace with Unions

Olympic Games in 2010 represent big bargaining chip for B.C. unions

By DIRK MEISSNER, Canadian Press, December 26, 2005

Owners of Whistler Ski Resort Face Financial Crisis

Deadline day looms for Fortress

Ski operations likely to continue no matter what happens to Whistler-Blackcomb’s parent company
Pique Newsmagazine, Oct 23, 2008

By Clare Ogilvie

Economic Crisis 'Could' Impact 2010

Economic Crisis 'Could' Impact 2010

Economic crisis could impact Games: VANOC
Metro News, Vancouver, October 24, 2008

The worldwide economic storm could impact plans for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, officials conceded yesterday.

2010 Olympics to Cut Costs Due to Economic Crisis

2010 Olympic officials seek ways to cut costs

Friday, October 24, 2008
The Canadian Press/CBCNews.ca

Three days of meetings between Vancouver and international Olympic officials ended Thursday with the message that the countdown to the Games needs to include a cut-down on spending.

Economy Kills 2010 Convention

Economy squashes convention

By Bob Mackin, 24 HOURS, Nov 7, 2008

A prestigious international sport convention in Vancouver has been cancelled because of the global economic crisis.

UK Regrets Hosting 2012 Olympics

Are getting cold feet and backpedalling also Olympic events?

Foreign Workers on Canada Line Win Human Rights Case

Foreign Workers on Canada Line Win Human Rights Case

FYI.. Canada Line is part of Olympics project in terms of infrastructure and transport etc.

Foreign Canada Line workers win multi-million dollar human rights case

By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, December 3, 2008

Can 2010 Games Avoid Financial Crash?

Can the 2010 Games avoid a financial crash?


From Saturday's Globe and Mail, December 6, 2008

Vanoc Cuts Budget in Face of Financial Crisis

Four budget items to be fine-tuned

Games organizers concerned over challenging economic situation

Damian Inwood, The Province, Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vancouver 2010 has asked Olympic officials to fine-tune four budget items, including reducing the future size of the workforce.

Whistler Gondola Tower Collapses

Whistler gondola accident injures 10

Lori Culbert And Mary Frances Hill And Jennifer Miller, Canwest News Service/Calgary Herald, December 17, 2008

Ten people have been injured after skiers and snowboarders were evacuated Tuesday from gondolas that tumbled when a support tower at 2010 Olympic site Whistler-Blackcomb snapped in half.

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