2010 Winter Olympics: Progressive Analysis and Commentary

The CCPA has been publishing studies and commentary about the social and economic impacts of the 2010 Olympics since 2003, when Vancouver won the bid to host the Games.

Blog posts
These are just some of the Olympics-related posts on our blog, PolicyNote.ca.

Costs do matter, by Marvin Shaffer, March 1, 2010

Will the Olympics boost long-term tourism to BC?, February 15, 2010

BC hearts Art. But only for the show-off, by Iglika Ivanova, February 1, 2010

First the party, then the hangover, by Marc Lee, January 12, 2010

2010 and all that, by Marvin Shaffer, November 5, 2009

Fun and Games, by Marvin Shaffer, October 18, 2009

Accounting Games of Olympic proportion, by Iglika Ivanova, February 20, 2009


The Olympics, Housing and Homelessness in Vancouver, by David Eby, February 2008

The clock is ticking on homelessness and the Olympics, by Marc Lee, August 2007

BC’s Budget 2004 fails Olympic test, by Marc Lee, February 2004

Managing the cost of Olympic gold, by Alan Greer, July 2003

Olympic trade-offs, by Marvin Shaffer, Alan Greer, Celine Mauboules, February 2003


Olympic Costs & Benefits: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, by Marvin Shaffer, Alan Greer, Celine Mauboules, February 2003

Olympic Impacts: should we expect an employment boom? by David Green, February 2003

News Releases

Olympics won't bring employment boom, February 21, 2003

Olympics cannot be justified on economic grounds, February 14, 2003


Non-CCPA Resources

BC Civil Liberties Association: news releases on Olympics and civil liberties

Vancouver Poverty Olympics: pointing out that Olympic money could be better spent on ending poverty and homelessness 

Mostly Water: Olympics resistance

Clearing the Hurdles: how major sportswear brands rate on workers' rights

The Tyee's Olympics coverage

The Hook's Olympics coverage

Vancouver Observer's Olympics coverage

Working TV: video clips of Seth Klein and other speakers at The Right to the City: The Economics of the 2010 Olympics, a public forum hosted by the Impact on Community Coalition, January 25, 2010