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Report: Vancouver's bill for games more than $500M

Report: Vancouver's bill for games more than $500M

Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games cost Vancouver only slightly less than it takes to run the city itself for an entire year.
A report going before the city council next week estimates the city spent $727.6 million on infrastructure and operations to host the world for the 27 days of the games.
It recouped $174.5 million of it from the provincial and the federal governments, leaving a bill of $553.1 million.
That doesn't include the cost of taking over the $1 billion Olympic athletes village project after the primary financier balked.