It has been four years since Vancouver Olympics, but a gift from the birthplace of the Games has yet to be erected.
The Greek city of Olympia donates a bronze sculpture to every Olympic host city .
When London received its statue from Greece during the 2012 Games, they installed it before the Paralympics even began.
But it seems Vancouver is dragging its heels.
City Councillor Geoff Meggs says it was way harder than he realized to find a place to put a statue in the downtown area.
But a place was finally found and the plinth was installed several months ago on the corner of Cordova and Thurlow.
The statue itself has been sitting in storage somewhere since 2010.
Meggs says there is been a series of technical issues that led to this.
The Greek statue is made of solid bronze and is four metres high .
Greek consul general Ilias Kremmydas says it is beautiful and he loves the location, but he doesn’t understand why it’s taking so long.
“For us, the sooner it happens, the better,” says Kremmydas. “I was told the original idea was to have it unveiled during Vancouver Olympics.”
A date to install the statue was set for the end of this month.
The sculptor even bought his plane tickets, but that’s now been delayed.
The new date for an unveiling has been tentatively set for late spring.