Four years on from Vancouver 2010, the Canadian city continues to enjoy the legacies created by hosting the Winter Games, from sustainable community centres to public art, community involvement and transportation infrastructure.
In particular, new facilities that were built for the Games have provided very tangible, long-term legacies for the city thanks to planning that saw them designed, constructed, and converted with specific post-Games uses in mind.
The Richmond Olympic Oval, for instance, which hosted speed skating during the Games, has since been transformed into a community facility that includes an indoor track, two ice rinks, 18 badminton courts, 13 FIVB regulation volleyball courts, 10 FIBA regulation basketball courts, three FIFA regulation indoor football pitches, 16 international sized table tennis tables and a 2,300-square-foot fitness centre with stunning views of the North Shore mountains and Fraser River.
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