Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Feb. 12, 2010: Winter Olympics just a month away

All the Nordic events (Nordic, Biathlon, Nordic combined and ski jumping) are at Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley, just a few kilometres from the Callaghan Lodge. Photo by Sue Frause.

I recall watching the selection of Vancouver, BC on the CBC as the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics Games.

That was on July 2, 2003, nearly seven years ago. Now with the XXI Olympic Winter Games only one month away, everybody's gonna be watching Vancouver to see how they do. Fingers crossed that all goes well with no major glitches, right through to the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 28, 2010.

It will be interesting to see what impact the Winter Games have on our region, financially and otherwise.

My feeling is that the overflow from the Olympic may not be felt immediately, but people will return to the Pacific Northwest after having such a great time. More than that are the three billion people expected to watch it on TV. Some of those will undoubtedly head our way in the coming years.