Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

I think that a town from BC should consider applying for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Kamloops or Prince George would be perfect candidates. I think even Courtney - Comox Valley - Campbell River could apply. With 970 athletes and 580 officials, I think that even Smithers and the Bulkley valley could host the event.

The 2010 games should not be a one off in BC. Another world winter event sooner rather than later would be a good idea. The event would build on where are at.

Innsbruck is the host for the 2012 ones and it has a population of about 120 000, with a regional population of 270 000. The other finalist city, Kuopio in Finland, only has a population of 100 000.

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