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Torino Security Budget: $1.4 Billion Us

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The Torino Winter Olympics last February spent US$1.4 billion in security. That's $200 million more than Athens, at $1.2 billion for the Summer Olympics in 2004. Torino spent proportionally much more for a much smaller event.

What lies ahead for Vancouver 2010 and London 2012?

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The Torino Winter Olympics last February spent US$1.4 billion in security. That's $200 million more than Athens, at $1.2 billion for the Summer Olympics in 2004. Torino spent proportionally much more for a much smaller event.

What lies ahead for Vancouver 2010 and London 2012?

Two very simple words FINANCIAL DISASTER. The Harper government is not going to increase the fudning for security from 175 million to over a billion. Jim Flattery and the boys would only hand over 33 of the 55 million requested for cost overuns.

jim jones

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I don't think Vancouver would need to spent a billion. Torino and Athens spent over a billion only because they didn't have the security infrastructure. For example, Vancouver already has E-Comm, a state-of-the-art earthquake and car bomb proof building (or bomb shelter) that handles operates Greater Vancouver's emergency needs such as the 9-11 call centre. This building will be the security headquarters in 2010 and it cost US$250 million to construct in the late 1990s. Athens built their own facility that will oversee the whole nation's emergency duties and this facility cost US$500 million.

Vancouver's increases will be somewhere in between US$100-200 million, enough for additional military and RCMP personnel, air patrols, and CSIS intelligence funding, etc.

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