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Olympic love.....cost 875 million

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JC, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Why again do cities want the Olympics. Vancouver has never had tourism problems, but if we get a chance to see the 2 man luge, please let's sell our souls.

  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Lost my link. Sorry.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Damn, the price of rubbers is high these days.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member


    So I gather the $875M is after all the money (sales taxes, TV contract, merchandising) comes in? I've already got my 2010 Olympics hat, and have spent a bit of coin north of the border.
    But I hear you, Vancouver doesn't "need" the Games to prove itself to be a world class city, Surrey and Richmond though...
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Vancouver needs a bailout.

    How do you "lose" a link?
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Montreal still paying off debt from the 1976 Games?
  8. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    A lot of booze, link is now there
  9. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    I kind of expected this thread to be about sex, pregnancy and STDs.....
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Holy crap, it's ONLY THE AHTLETES VILLAGE?
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    The best interests of the taxpayers is using $875 million of their money for a two-and-a-half week extravaganza in 2010?
  12. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    what a shock. Olympic host city spending more money than forecast
    never seen that before
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