When Calgary’s Olympic bid appeared to be on the verge of flaming out, the bid corporation made some last minute, late night adjustments — or more specifically cuts to its budget which eliminated 1,000 units from its original housing promise.

The original hosting plan, described by some as ambitious and even unrealistic, included 2,800 housing units. But, it was whittled down to 1,800, and the proposed Olympic village in Victoria Park where hundreds of units would have been built is no longer on the table.