M. Roger Rousseau, Canadian Olympic Games Organising Committee Chairman on Friday (22 August) showed off?
M. Roger Rousseau, Canadian Olympic Games Organising Committee Chairman on Friday (22 August) showed off the site of the Olympic Village that will be the home for 10,000 athletes during the 1976 Games in Montreal.
Six months ago, where there now stands the almost completed pyramid apartment blocks, there was only a hold in the ground -- and rising alarm from the International Olympic Committee that the Games might not take place in Canada.
The site was bedeviled by industrial disputes over pay and conditions. But since than there has been a remarkable turn-around. And officials say that there is no doubt that the village will be ready for the athletes when they ???arrive for games.
The developers say construction has taken place at a record pace. While the International Olympic Committee says that these responsible for the remarkable work are the construction workers, architects and engineers on the site.