Mayor Robertson gets up early to promote city, Games - Metro US

Mayor Robertson gets up early to promote city, Games

While most of us were still warm and asleep in the pre-dawn dark yesterday morning, Mayor Gregor Robertson already had an interview with Matt Lauer for the Today Show under his belt.

Robertson was live on air at the International Broadcast Centre in downtown Vancouver by 4 a.m., the “widest-awake” he’s ever been at that hour, he told Metro Vancouver.

“They have a great location,” Robertson said. “Their backdrop is the mountains and Burrard Inlet. And it’s great knowing that millions of people are getting to learn about Vancouver and see what our city is all about.”

Robertson said Lauer was most interested in how the city is preparing for the Olympics, particularly how Cypress Mountain has handled the lack of snow.

“I wanted to let people know that we’re ready for the Games, we’re excited, and we’re looking forward to people from all over the world coming to Vancouver.”

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