Winter Olympics

Sochi, Russia, is set to play host to the Winter Olympics in 2014. Preparations are fast underway, with construction work happening practically around the clock.
Sep 26, 2010   The Voice of Russia
The relatively tropical seaside resort of Sochi, Russia will play host to the 2014 Winter Olympics. But building the infrastructure to support those games has become a major challenge for officials.
Jun 14, 2010   The Vancouver Sun
The Olympics have ended in Vancouver, but their costs live on.
Feb 28, 2010   The New York Times
This piece from <em>Fast Company</em> looks at the legacy that will remain in Vancouver after the Olympics are over.
Feb 17, 2010   Fast Company
Vancouver lost its Triple A credit rating after being forced to bail out its Olympic Athletes Village when the hedge fund that had backed it went under -- just one of the unpredicted events that made this a Recession Olympics.
Feb 15, 2010   Financial Times
As the Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver, the city has been named the world's "most livable city".
Feb 12, 2010   Reuters
<em>Grist</em> takes a look at the Olympic city of Vancouver, and lists some of its greenest attributes, and some of its less-than-green downfalls.
Feb 12, 2010   Grist
<em>The Tyee</em> talks with former Vancouver Mayor and British Columbia Premier Mike Harcourt, who argues that the investment to host the 2010 Winter Olympics are worthwhile.
Feb 10, 2010   The Tyee
The Winter Olympics will begin later this week in Vancouver, British Columbia. Like other hosts of such large-scale sporting events, the city has been getting ready for the international spotlight for many years. To hear more about what's been going on in the city in terms of urban planning, I interviewed Vancouver Planning Director Brent Toderian, and you can read a transcript of that Q&A on Places. Opinion
Feb 10, 2010   By Nate Berg
Environmentalists in Russia are fuming over plans to construct a resort in the middle of a nature preserve near the 2014 Winter Olympics host city of Sochi.
Feb 8, 2010   Der Spiegel
Vancouver is playing host to the Winter Olympics beginning later this week. It's a city admired across North America. But it's also home to a pocket of severe poverty and homelessness.
Feb 8, 2010   The New York Times