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Introducing the Dominion's special issue on the 2010 Olympics.
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16,500 troops and police. 2,500 athletes. At least 16,500 cops, soldiers, and security guards will descend on Vancouver and Whistler in 2010. These include US Naval vessels and airborne drones. They are well ahead of the 5,000 athletes arriving for the games.
The "green olympics," brought to you by Suncor, Petro-Canada is providing the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee with $63million in support, which includes $18-million in cash. Petro Canada was taken overby Suncor, Canada's largest tar sands operator, and now the fifth largest oil companyin North America, in early 2009.
Bail out GM, bail out the Olympics. General Motors provided $67 million in cash and cars in 2005. Since the company declared bankruptcy, it has received $9.5 billion from Ottawa and US$30 billion fromWashington. GM has cut thousands of jobs, but it is "fully committed to our support" for the Olympics.
100,000 trees. More than 100,000 trees have been cut down to build roads and construct new venues for the 2010 Olympics. Venues such as the Nordic Centre in the Callaghan Valley are being built in environmentally sensitive areas.
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