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Greening the Olympic Games

It might be the most ruthless of all Olympic competitions: the race for the right to host the Games. At stake are hundreds of millions of dollars in potential profit, and an indelible mark on the global map. To opponents it's a colossal waste of tax dollars, a carnival of hype, spin and speculation. CBC Archives looks back at Canada's winning and losing Olympic bids.

Environmental issues are reshaping the Olympic bid process.
Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Feb. 16, 1994
Reporter: Mel Broitman
Duration: 3:16

Last updated: February 13, 2012

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