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Those lights at English Bay should be visible from just about anywhere in the city...and certainly anywhere in Downtown. All you have to do is look up. It should be quite impressive.

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Are they gonna put the rings on the Lion's Gate bridge like they did in Sydney?

Five rings were originally planned: airport, Coal Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Street Bridge, and Grouse Mountain. But VANOC killed $17-million from decorations during last year's recession, so there will only be 2 (airport and Coal Harbour) and they have been installed for quite some time now.

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Olympic Lane signs have gone up:

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This is at the airport. You can see a few of VANOC's buses, it has rented more than a thousand of these....the buses you see here will shuttle athletes, officials, and media when they arrive at the airport.

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Olympic street banner plan to aid Haitian relief

January 28, 2010 - Vancouver City Council will be asked to approve a proposal Tuesday to sell up to 3,000 of the Olympic street banners as a benefit for Haitian relief, potentially raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the earthquake-stricken country.

“The devastation in Haiti has created a tremendous need for medical relief, food and reconstruction supplies,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “The banner proposal before Council creates an opportunity for Vancouver citizens to continue to offer help by purchasing a banner as a memento of the City’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UNICEF, which has partnered with the City on the sale of summer street banners, has presented a proposal which will be taken to Council next week.

If approved by Council, the City will work with the non-profit organization to sell up to 3,000 of the City’s 6,000 banners. City staff hope the banners will sell for at least $100 each, potentially raising $300,000 or more for the organization’s work in Haiti.

For many years, the City has had a summer banner program. Once taken down, the banners have been given to a non-profit organization for fundraising for the organization.

The remaining 3,000 banners will be used after the Games to support inner-city community projects in Vancouver. If the Haitian relief fund-raising plan goes ahead, the banners will be delivered to the purchasers following the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games at the end of March 2010.

In 2008, Council approved a recommendation to purchase and install 6,000 Olympic banners to decorate the streets of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. These banners were funded through the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Reserve Fund.

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^^^

Same here, those things are sweet! and now it goes to a good cause as well!

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by locked in at ssp

Completed RBC mural:

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GM place --> Canada Hockey Place:

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Olympic street banner plan to aid Haitian relief

January 28, 2010 - Vancouver City Council will be asked to approve a proposal Tuesday to sell up to 3,000 of the Olympic street banners as a benefit for Haitian relief, potentially raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the earthquake-stricken country.

“The devastation in Haiti has created a tremendous need for medical relief, food and reconstruction supplies,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “The banner proposal before Council creates an opportunity for Vancouver citizens to continue to offer help by purchasing a banner as a memento of the City’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UNICEF, which has partnered with the City on the sale of summer street banners, has presented a proposal which will be taken to Council next week.

If approved by Council, the City will work with the non-profit organization to sell up to 3,000 of the City’s 6,000 banners. City staff hope the banners will sell for at least $100 each, potentially raising $300,000 or more for the organization’s work in Haiti.

For many years, the City has had a summer banner program. Once taken down, the banners have been given to a non-profit organization for fundraising for the organization.

The remaining 3,000 banners will be used after the Games to support inner-city community projects in Vancouver. If the Haitian relief fund-raising plan goes ahead, the banners will be delivered to the purchasers following the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games at the end of March 2010.

In 2008, Council approved a recommendation to purchase and install 6,000 Olympic banners to decorate the streets of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. These banners were funded through the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Reserve Fund

Keep us all in the loop Memorabilia and Mr X - I want one too!

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These buses are not from Vancouver, rather they are rentals from all over North America. They have California, Washington, Oregon, etc. license plates. And there's 1,000 plus of these buses. They will be shuttling media, athletes, and spectators.

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Love the look of the games on the sales. Mr X are you excited?!

Excited...but underwhelmed and disappointed that we didn't try harder with the Games venue architecture, the cultural aspects of the Games, getting locals more excited, the lack of decors around the city...last but not least, praying the Opening/Closing Ceremonies aren't a huge flop.

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Excited...but underwhelmed and disappointed that we didn't try harder with the Games venue architecture, the cultural aspects of the Games, getting locals more excited, the lack of decors around the city...last but not least, praying the Opening/Closing Ceremonies aren't a huge flop.

No worries, mate. It's a bit late to cry over that spilt milk, right? Can't change it, so might as well sit back and enjoy it! :)

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No worries, mate. It's a bit late to cry over that spilt milk, right? Can't change it, so might as well sit back and enjoy it! :)

mr x - you will have a ball and soon you will be overwhelmed with the spirit in this newest olympic city - vancouver will do the olympic movement and canada proud!

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I'm somewhat opposite of your thinking X. I appreciate the subtlety and the things that are decked out have been done so in a very thoughtful and innovative way. Vancouverites of all classes have long been the people who get upset at ostentatiousness and the games were only going to be given a few exceptions to that aspect. It's a very positive thing for a host city to not have to work so hard to drum up enthusiasm for the sports and drown the metro area with view-blocking signage and decoration. This will be the total opposite of Beijing, in place of visual grandeur will be the grandeur of the people and athletes and a real emphasis on the environment.

I also wouldn't be too worried about people not getting excited enough, tickets are an exorbitantly priced HOT commodity and I've seen hundreds of people in the streets wearing the team Canada outfits and stuff like that, which proves that this city is PLENTY excited. And after all the city isn't going to completely shut down for the games as people still have normal lives and jobs. Most locals will only watch fleeting moments on TV like the rest of the world and try to avoid the hustle and bustle. Friends of mine in Salt Lake said that for the most part the games were pretty much business as usual except for the public parties and running into people/meeting new people, but that didn't mean they had a less appreciation for everything just because they weren't involved as either worker or spectator.

On top of that so many Vancouverites are foreign born nationals it's impossible to not think there is a huge amount of excitement and even 2010 legacy overseas. American, Chinese, Dutch, Korean, and I'm sure several other nations' athletes will feel like they have a home field advantage in some of the events.

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^ Better quality:

Good video, but why posting it in the "look of the games" section ????

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