This is a great piece by Robert Livingston over at gamesbids.com.
“Calgary Herald columnist Rob Breakenridge nailed it, kind of, when he wrote this week “If we wish to build infrastructure or upgrade existing infrastructure, then we can certainly do so. For a fraction of the cost of hosting the Olympics, we could address several of Calgary’s priorities, while also enjoying any associated employment or GDP gains.”
These projects can and should be planned and developed separate from any Olympic context in order to minimize their costs and maximize their benefits. The days of permanent venue construction tailored for the Olympics are over.”