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Traveling to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2009 Jul; 7(4):207-11.TM

Abstract

The 21st Winter Olympic Games will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from February 12 to 28, 2010. Following the Winter Olympic Games, the Winter Paralympic Games will be held from March 12 to 21, 2010. There will be 86 winter sporting events hosted in Vancouver with 5500 athletes staying in two Olympic Villages. Another 2800 members of the media, 25,000 volunteers, and 1 million spectators are expected in attendance. This paper reviews health and safety issues for all travelers to Canada for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games with a specific focus on pre-travel planning, road and transportation safety in British Columbia, natural and environmental hazards, Olympic medical facilities, safety and security, and infectious disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of North Dakota, Recreation & Tourism Studies Program, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA. travis.heggie@und.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19717101

Citation

Heggie, Travis W.. "Traveling to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 7, no. 4, 2009, pp. 207-11.
Heggie TW. Traveling to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2009;7(4):207-11.
Heggie, T. W. (2009). Traveling to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 7(4), 207-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2009.03.004
Heggie TW. Traveling to Canada for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2009;7(4):207-11. PubMed PMID: 19717101.
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