2010 Olympic Games

Overdue IOC Olympics report highlights "Games-time" jobs and greenhouse gas emission increases

An overdue Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics IOC-commissioned report released by the University of British Columbia has revealed significant impacts to the province's economy and increases of greenhouse...

Policing the Canucks' playoff run: Can we be trusted with fun?

It's time for Vancouver to revive its Games spirit and get its street party on.

2010 Olympics: a look back

Last winter, Vancouver played host to the Olympic games. The experience, both the good and the bad, will be etched on the heart of the city for years to come.

New investments in Vancouver show Olympic business strategy working, says Mayor

Mayor Robertson announced several new investments in Vancouver today as part of the 60-day update of the Metro Vancouver Commerce program, which targeted international businesses during the Olympics...

What I Saw at the Paralympics

On a warm, sunny day, I rode the ski lift up the slope at Whistler Creekside. Looking down, I saw a skier race by with only one leg. It's one thing to see this on television and another on an ordinar

Mayor Gregor Robertson Welcomes Prince Edward to the 2010 Paralympic Games

“The Prince is coming,” the photographer said, focusing her camera and moving closer in towards the curb.  “Prince William?” a tall grey-haired woman carrying a large bundle of flowers, asked...

VO's 2010 Games Closing Ceremonies were a Feast

Vancouver Observer Olympics reporters and contributors celebrated their own Olympic victories at a feast prepared by VO food writer Charles Macurdy that featured recipes he created to honour Canada's...

Anatomy of a Feast

Love 'em or hate 'em, the 2010 Games were an historic moment in our city. Now that they're over, it's time to eat.

American Journalist's Article Compares Canada to Nazi Germany

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.” I need to remember this because I’ve just read the most unbelievable, non-apologetic...

Assessing the Olympics

On the last day of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, the sun came out, casting a glow on the dramatic, story book finish to the 21st Winter Olympic Games. What a nail-biting climax: a gold medal...