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Subject:  Re: 2014 Winter Olympic Closing Date:  2/24/2014  10:51 AM
Author:  tim443 Number:  445371 of 536974

Methinks some venues have done much better with Calgary Winter Olympics 1988 now a national training center and part of a University campus.

It may be early on Vancouver but much of the infrastructure is now imbedded in the transportation system of a massively growing city and Whistler is now a world class winter resort where my ski bum grandsons occasionally spend weekends with their ski bum parents. They actually have ski slopes just 15 minutes drive from their West Vancouver home but Whistler is a special treat.

January 10, 2014 Updated: January 10, 2014 | 12:10 pm

Grab bag of legacies at Vancouver Olympic venues

The Olympic-triggered, $800 million Sea-to-Sky Highway widening made the drive to Whistler faster and smoother. Vancouver International Airport is only 26 minutes from downtown via the $1.9 billion Canada Line. Vancouver Convention Centre was expanded for $880 million to host major international conventions and it has the 2010 Winter Games cauldron as a decoration.

Montreal was an economic disaster but that was summer Olympics in Canada. I was part of the security team for the boat races, the venue was actually in Kingston Ontario. I had the best view in the world from 500 feet above the sail boats sitting at the back door of a Sea King with an LMG.

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