Vancouver, Canada – The business of hosting an international sporting event requires a time-tested logistical model for planning, organizing, financing and staging; the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are no exception. Forecasters are anticipating 5,500 athletes and team officials for the Olympic Games, 1,350 for the Paralympic Games. Over 10,000 media representatives are expected to be in attendance, while 3 billion television viewers will likely tune in from their homes across the world. In support of this extraordinary initiative, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the Games (VANOC) must build and supply sporting and residential facilities on a ca