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2010 Winter Olympics

See also: 2010 Winter Paralympics
The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia[?], both in Canada.

Originally, 8 cities had placed bids to hold the games:

The citizens of Bern held a referendum on their city's bid in the winter of 2002-03, and overwhelmingly decided to drop their efforts.

By February of 2003, only three contenders remained: Salzburg, Vancouver, and Pyeongchang.

The city of Vancouver held a plebiscite vote on February 22, 2003 asking residents whether or not they supported the Olympic bid. 64% of residents approved the bid.

On May 2, 2003, the International Olympic Committee declared that all three of the remaining candidates could put on a "very good" Games. This was seen by reporters as an attempt to assure that the little-known city of Pyeongchang is capable of producing a quality Games.

The host city was announced on July 2, 2003 in Prague. The first round of voting eliminated Salzburg, leaving only the Canadian and Korean bids. Vancouver then beat Pyeongchang in the final ballot.

  • First Round
    • Pyeongchang: 53 votes
    • Vancouver: 40 votes
    • Salzburg: 16 votes

  • Second Round
    • Pyeongchang: 53 votes
    • Vancouver: 56 votes

The cost of the Games for Vancouver is estimated to be in the range of $1.4 billion dollars Canadian:

  • $620 million to construct venues throughout Vancouver and Whistler
  • $200 million for security
  • $600 million to refit the Sea-to-Sky Highway[?] to accomodate increased traffic between Vancouver and Whistler.

Vancouver and Whistler will have an operating budget of about $2 billion dollars from the provincial and federal governments.

Information from the Vancouver 2010 Bid Book[?] is not currently available on Wikipedia, but when it is, it will initially be limited to the Vancouver 2010 Proposed Winter Olympic Venues[?].

See also: Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation[?], Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Venues[?]


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