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VANOC delaying release of Olympic impact report

University of British Columbia researchers have delivered to VANOC a report on the impact of the Olympic games, but the agency is yet to set a date for releasing the findings.

“VANOC has it and they've had it for a little bit of time and they're working through it,” said Basil Waugh, a spokesperson for UBC. “They're digesting it.”

A story on the UBC website said professors Bob Sparks and Rob VanWynsberghe said the report was to be released in June, available on request from VANOC. That story is no longer on UBC's website, but a cached version may be found here.

Asked last week for a copy of the report, a VANOC media contact wrote, “We will be making the report available as soon as it is complete—now expected to be later this fall.”

The report is the first of three, with the others to follow in 2010 and 2013, the UBC story said. Based on a baseline report the Fraser Basin Council completed in 2007, the reports will measure environmental, social and economic changes.

UPDATE: UBC's Waugh said in an e-mail that "UBC websites have been getting upgrades as part of UBC's re-brand launched Sept. 8 and that may have affected archived URLs. The story has remained accessible by Internet searches and navigation through our websites."

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