The Good and Bad of Vancouver's Olympic Legacy

This column from <em>The Seattle Times</em> looks at two of the physical legacies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and finds both success and room for improvement.
February 24, 2011, 8am PST | Nate Berg
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"One is a shiny new inner-city ghost town, its future an open question. The other is a beehive of renewed energy, already providing answers.

The Village at False Creek and the bustling Richmond Olympic Oval are orphans of a common mother: the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which drew the eyes of the world toward British Columbia one year ago.

The two Olympic venues stand as monuments to both the pain and gain that can come from pouring a decade's worth of civic energy - and an ungodly amount of money - into luring and hosting the world's largest sporting event."

The Oval has seen success in encouraging redevelopment of one of the city's suburban areas, but the Olympic Village has yet to fulfill the expectations of event planners and city officials.

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Published on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in The Seattle Times
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