When it was announced that the Olympics would be coming to Utah years ago, I wasn't happy about it. I thought it would cost too much and bring a lot of congestion and other problems. Right up until the games started in 2002, I was bracing for the worst, but it turned out to be a really great experience and a good thing for the state that has had lasting positive effects.
I don't know a lot of the specifics of the Vancouver games, but I think we have seen several examples of poor organization. No offense to our Canadian friends, I really wish them the best. I think the biggest problem is the International Olympic Committee. It has been run by the same relics for decades. These are the same people that have been involved in multiple scandals and bribery / corruption cases. A little turn over would do the games good I think...
Knowing is half the battle...
Of course, the other half is violence.