Bid History

In 1998, the Canadian Olympic Committee selected Vancouver to present Canada’s Bid for the 2010 Winter Games. Over a five-year period, the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation developed a Games delivery plan with a vision of creating sustainable legacies for athletes, sport development, host communities and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

On July 2, 2003, members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at their 115th Session in Prague selected Vancouver as the Host City of the 2010 Winter Games from a field of three Candidate Cities that included Salzburg, Austria and PyeongChang, South Korea.

For more information on the election process, visit the IOC website.

Bidding for the Winter Games dates back to the early development of the Whistler Resort in the 1960s. In 1970, Vancouver/Whistler was a finalist to host the 1976 Olympic Winter Games.

Vancouver 2010 Bid Book