Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hands to yourself, wear the right socks, city workers told - Vancouver Sun January 26, 2010

Smile gently, don't point and make sure you wear socks that match your pants when the Olympic dignitaries come to town.

Those are just some of the pointers given to city employees to make sure they don't offend Olympics dignitaries and foreign guests and embarrass the city during the 2010 Games.

City of Vancouver pays $377,000 for Olympic tickets - Vancouver Sun January 25, 2010

The City of Vancouver is spending $377,370 to buy just over 2,000 tickets to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Of that, more than 70 per cent is for just two sports: hockey and curling.

But the city is also buying some of the best seats in BC Place for elected officials for the opening and closing ceremonies.