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President Obama Rumoured to Visit Vancouver for Olympics, Athletes, Not Homeless, Benefit from Pre-2010 Games Buildup: Today's Olympic Roundup

Day 35 Torchbearer Joannie Ferland is passing the flame to Torchbearer Maxime Fortin in La Cite, Quebec.

Here are the latest Olympic headlines:

Athletes, Not Homeless, Benefit from pre-2010 Games Buildup - UBC Report
UBC team follows pre-Olympic effect on Vancouver. Studies show Olympics benefitting athletes, but homeless situation remains the same. The effect on social, economic and environmental areas have seen minimum positive change from the upcoming Olympics.

U.S. President Barack Obama Could Visit Vancouver Olympics
President Obama may be visiting for the 2010 Olympics with close friend and US Ambassador David Jacobson. Jacobson slyly hints to the board of trade that in his visit to Vancouver in February, he may “bring a friend.”

Kucera Has No regrets After Broken Leg Shatters Olympic Dream
After snapping his left leg at the Alta World Cup, Kucera is out of the 2010 Olympics. However, he has no regrets, insisting that it's all part of the risk and sits patiently waiting for his broken leg to heal so he can make his comeback.

Russian Tall Ship Kruzenshtern to Visit Vancouver During Olympics
One of the largest tall ships in the world will be visiting the 2010 Olympic Games in February. The ship will be used as part of 2014 campaign by Sochi Winter Games committee

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