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North Vancouver journalist Bob Mackin's coverage of sports, business, politics and news has appeared in local, regional, national and international outlets since 1990. He launched the 2010 Gold Rush column in BIV in 2006 to follow business issues and opportunities surrounding the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics. Mackin is a regular guest on The Sport Market on Team 1040. Follow him on Twitter: @bobmackin

Recent Posts

Cool response to Heat leaves Abby rink without anchor tenant

Apr 29, 2014 -    Full Article

Canadian Games success amid Russian Olympic excess

Mar 11, 2014 - A combined web-streaming audience of 1.4 million on both sides of the border watched Canada edge the U.S. in the men’s hockey semifinal,...   Full Article

Sochi’s slip-ups will be Vancouver 2010 Olympic legacy’s gain

Jan 28, 2014 - An intriguing battle is brewing for Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey. Not only is it the first Super Bowl outdoors in cold weather, but ...   Full Article

NHL offers hint about plans to leave roof open on March 2; single-event wagering bid proceeds at glacial speed

Dec 10, 2013 - The puck drops March 2 for the biggest Vancouver Canucks’ game in history, by venue and attendance.
Full Article

Monumental deal shifts NHL to Rogers

Dec 03, 2013 - Sports the last live and lucrative bastion for television. Rogers' coup may not have happened had Bell and CBC's joint bid for Sochi 2014 and Rio...   Full Article

Of training fields and Women’s World Cup legacy dreams

Nov 26, 2013 -    Full Article

Whitecaps up, BC Lions down in attendance derby; PavCo board slims, but for how long?

Nov 12, 2013 - Just wait 'til next year. The first big sporting event under the retractable big top is the Heritage Classic. The last is the 102nd Grey Cup   Full Article

Wrestling's golden girl offers advice on sports sponsorship

Oct 29, 2013 - No rest for the retired wrestler, as Beijing 2008 gold medallist Carol Huynh has enjoyed a busy summer-to-fall transition. Full Article

Vancouver could become international seven-a-side rugby venue

Oct 15, 2013 - BC Place Stadium got a little closer to becoming a stop on the wildly successful International Rugby Board (IRB) Hong Kong Sevens...   Full Article

Canucks aim to score with Microsoft CRM

Oct 01, 2013 - "We knew how to deal with the baby boomers. Now the gen X is coming in, so we're trying to find ways to cater to them and also the gen Ys who are...   Full Article

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