VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The City of Vancouver has handed over the athlete's village to Olympic officials with 100 days to go before the games begin.
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Games now starts preparing the 1,100-unit village to house 3,000 athletes.
The eight-acre site has waterfront views of the two buildings that will host the opening ceremony and hockey events. Beyond are the snowcapped mountains of Canada's pacific coast. The steel, concrete and glass buildings surround a central courtyard open to Vancouver's picturesque waterfront.