Can’t make it to Sochi 2014? Not to worry. There are over 20 UBC experts available to comment on the Sochi Games, from security to sports science at: http://news.ubc.ca/2014/02/04/story-ideas-and-experts-for-the-sochi-games/. Find Games-related experts, Q&As and feature stories about UBC people going to Sochi; Russia; Athlete health, sport medicine and doping; Sport psychology; Sustainability and the Games; Games impacts; Law and society; and, the Paralympics.

Re-live the Vancouver 2010 Olympics via cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository! Explore the cIRcle 2010 Olympics Project which preserved UBC’s intellectual output related to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Highlights include conference webcasts and other events, research, and coursework.

Stay tuned for… The Vancouver 2010 Olympics’ Intellectual Muscle podcasts in cIRcle soon!

Did You Know?

The Olympic Games Impact (OGI) reports covers the pre-games and post-games’ studies including their results, lessons, and the technical report. Find all of them and more in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. Explore the UBC and the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games community at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/17995.

Above image is courtesy of UBC News

photo(17)UBC Education Library has a great display on now of curriculum materials for teachers and books for children on the Winter Olympics.

Explore these teaching resources online:

Canada and the Winter Olympics

TeachersFirst’s Resources for the Olympics

Teacher Vision Lesson Plans

Winter Games Lesson Plans

Winter Olympics on Pinterest


The Library has upgraded its Scifinder Scholar subscription to the Academic Unlimited Access Program. This means that you have 24/7 access to Scifinder regardless of the number of users. Regards Kevin Lindstrom Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

Now seems like a good time to look at government sources of information regarding the upcoming winter Olympics.  There is an impressive array of information freely available on the web from government sites: reports, contracts, statistics, financial accounts, media releases etc.

2010 Winter Games Secretariat:  From the BC government this site is a rich source of BC Government press releases, reports, business plans/budgets and contribution agreements between government(s) and venue providers!

  • Hover over about us to click on the reports and publications link – which will bring up contribution agreements as well as reports

    • Note, reports include Pricewaterhouse Coopers reports on the expected economic and social benefits of hosting the games
    Latest news releases are available on the homepage or you can take a look at the entire archive of releases here.

Vanoc’s site also has some interesting reports:

Canada2010 is the federal government’s Olympics website.  You can find:

You can also check out the media room on the city of Vancouver site – with links to news releases and quick facts/backgrounders

The online Atlas of Canada from Natural Resources Canada has recently added a theme page covering the upcoming 2010 Olympic games.

“In advance of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Atlas of Canada is pleased to provide to the public a special series of maps on the following themes.

The maps in the 2010 Winter Olympics series include:

  • the general physical activity of Canadians by health region
  • the sports participation rates of Canadians in downhill skiing, ice hockey and ice skating
  • the place of birth of past Winter Olympic medallists and when known, new Winter Olympic and Paralympic medalists
  • geography of the Vancouver region showing the population, climate, physical environment and economy of the region”

Maps come with extensive documentation explaining various map features.  The site also includes articles on Olympic medalists, winter sports, the geography of the Vancouver games region and physical activity.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC Library





Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright The University of British Columbia

Spam prevention powered by Akismet