Whistler's Guiding Principles for the Games
The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games - the biggest winter sporting and cultural events in the world - were a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Whistler. To take full advantage, Whistler needed first to understand the opportunities, assess the risks, and develop and deliver plans that allowed us to leverage the Games.
The Games provided great opportunity and with any great opportunity comes great responsibility.
In planning and preparing for the delivery of the 2010 Winter Games and the ensuring legacies, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) identified 11 key strategic objectives that provided the basis for what needed to be achieved and how.
Bid for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games:
In July 2011, Whistler council adopted Whistler's Guiding Principles for Involvement in the Bid for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. These were the conditions under which Whistler would support the Games, and are used to guide our decisions through the process to help deliver the Games.
- Be consistent with and guided by Whistler2020 - Moving Toward a Sustainable Future, the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan.
- Be proactive in integrating sustainability considerations throughout the planning and staging of the Games.
- Be ethical and transparent.
- Recognize the municipality as a partner in the planning and staging of the Games.
- Operate the Games with a balanced budget
- Ensure limited financial exposure to the municipality.
- Respect the character of the resort community.
- Engage in open and timely communication
- Work collaboratively to help create successful Games.