In case you've been hiding under a rock for the last several years, allow me to fill you in. It's 2010, and the Vancouver Winter Olympics are but a day away. The impending games have been drawing a great deal of media attention since they were announced back in 2003.
Although the real figures aren't in yet, it's estimated the games will end up costing somewhere in the area of $6 billion when everything is added up. Keeping in mind that the last winter games in Turin cost a total of $4 billion, this seems rather high.