Protest plans cloud Winter Olympic spirit

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Whether it’s Sydney, Beijing, Torino or Vancouver, you can be sure of one thing – the thousands of volunteers who sign up to be a part of this global event bring the same level of effervescence.

The Canadian approach to life is often compared to that of Australians – laidback, easy going and vastly different to their neighbours south of the border.

But these Olympics are generating resentment and as the city approaches the opening ceremony, organisers are dealing with questions about the number of protests expected and what security has been put in place to ensure the games aren't disrupted.

Full story: ABC The Drum – Protest plans cloud Winter Olympic spirit