Quotes – Vancouver 2010 Games

“You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well…Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling.”

– The New York Times

“It’s tough to imagine what could possibly be a greater boost for tourism promotion than a chance to host the Olympics. You couldn’t top this kind of attention with anything short of a celebrity mass-wedding, an extraterrestrial landing or legalized marijuana.”

– BC Business

“Vancouver is a city unlike any other. Wherever I look, I see water or mountain — or both. And everyone looks so healthy .”

– The Daily Telegraph (UK)

“In winter, the heart of downtown [Vancouver] is 30 minutes from the ski slopes. In summer, sun seekers crowd its beaches and seaside promenades. And despite a rain-prone climate, it displays a perpetually sunny disposition. Consider it the supermodel of North American cities.”

– USA Today

“The stadiums are full, the seats are full of passionate fans, the streets are busy and there’s a lot going on … Whether it is ice hockey, curling or speedskating, I haven’t seen an empty seat in the house .”

– The Guardian (UK)

“The venues here and the streets of Vancouver and Whistler are joyful places to be.”

– The Times London (UK)

“A remarkable environment. The license plates read ‘Beautiful British Columbia for a reason. The Sea-to-Sky Highway carries travelers on a jaw-dropping journey from the serenity of Vancouver’s waterfront to the majesty of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.”

– The Buffalo News

“Starting Friday, the world will see a nation best known for mounted police, cold winters and social systems show off its crown jewel.”

– The Denver Post

“… the Games will provide an unprecedented opportunity to experience one of the world’s great destinations.”

– MSNBC.com

“The Sea to Sky Games … will give 3 billion global television viewers a spectacular glimpse of the country’s third largest … and most livable city, which has both a cosmopolitan and outdoorsy feel.”

– The Boston Sunday Globe

“[Visitors] will find the streets of Vancouver, a city of 2 million, so spotless they’ll think Mr. Clean is the mayor.”

– The Miami Herald

“Vancouver is one of North America’s most under-rated tourist destinations. It is a modern, travel-friendly city with a unique mix of cultures. The relatively mild Pacific

Northwest climate and an energetic restaurant and nightlife scene are other features that make this such an attractive city.”

– LowFares.com

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