Winter Olympics

September 26, 2010, 5am PDT
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.
The Voice of Russia
June 14, 2010, 10am PDT
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.
The Vancouver Sun
February 28, 2010, 1pm PST
The Olympics have ended in Vancouver, but their costs live on.
The New York Times
February 17, 2010, 5am PST
This piece from <em>Fast Company</em> looks at the legacy that will remain in Vancouver after the Olympics are over.
Fast Company
February 15, 2010, 11am PST
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.
Financial Times
February 12, 2010, 1pm PST
As the Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver, the city has been named the world's "most livable city".
Reuters
February 12, 2010, 7am PST
<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.
Grist
February 10, 2010, 11am PST
<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.
The Tyee
Blog post
February 10, 2010, 10am PST

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.

Nate Berg
February 8, 2010, 7am PST
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.
Der Spiegel
February 8, 2010, 5am PST
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.
The New York Times
January 31, 2010, 11am PST
Locals in some of the smaller towns of British Columbia are skeptical that they will see the economic benefits of the this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Winnipeg Free Press
January 27, 2010, 9am PST
A human rights group in Vancouver is hoping to distribute free tents to the city's homeless in an attempt to temporarily shelter the homeless and bring attention to the city's homelessness when it plays host to the Winter Olympics.
The Tyee
January 14, 2010, 5am PST
Vancouver is preparing to take the global stage when it hosts the Winter Olympic next month. With all the sports-related pomp, the city's unique approach to sustainability will also fall under the spotlight.
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2009, 12pm PDT
Vancouver is hoping to build the greenest Olympic Village yet as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter games. But there are some challenges facing the ambitious plans.
Grist