Bench strength: Winter Olympics 2010

May 2011
OECD Observer;May2011, Issue 284, p56
Academic Journal
The article discusses the economic and social impact of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. It notes the study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP which reveals that the country generated 862 million Canadian dollars in real gross domestic product (GDP) and supported 17,000 jobs in the first three months of 2010. It also highlights the statement of John Furlong, chief executive officer of the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), which comments on the predictions for General Motors Co.


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