When and where? First off, the facilities for training haven't existed in this province for some venues. Where were they training then? Calgary, the US and Europe. What you fail to seem willing to grasp here is that athletes require, places to stay, food to eat, equipment to train on as do the fans of the sports they participate in. That generates economic activity that benefits lots of people, not just the small percentage you allude to. That's why it can't be measured over such a short period of time. Whats more, much like Expo 86, the Olympics provided a broader profile for the city and province around the world. That also translates into tourism dollars. I'll give you one little example of this however. I was recently in Costa Rica and you know how it is when you travel, you meet people, they ask where you are from and I tell them Vancouver Canada. Well, at least one family got all keen on that and said they were skiers and had seen Vancouver in the Olympics and was it a good place to go for a ski vacation and so on. They apparently go skiing in Europe every year but thought that Vancouver might make a nice change. That was all Olympics. Just one little story but you can be sure it isn't the only one like that. I would be willing to bet that if they do choose to visit BC for even a week, they will easily drop 5 large into the local economy and probably a lot more. It is hard to measure that kind of impact. In the end, the Olympics have come and gone. Nothing you say or do is going to change that. You can cast your vote next election, blame the politicians whom you think most responsible but other than that, the barn door has been left open, the horse has bolted and it won't be undone.
Discouraged but Resolute or Talk to the Paw, the ears aren't listening.