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Olympic bid meets Mel Lastman's mouth

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.

Toronto mayor Mel Lastman's cannibal comments leave a bad taste.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: June 21, 2001
Guest(s): Charmaine Crooks, Green Josiah, Mel Lastman, Bob Richardson
Host: Alison Smith
Reporter: Raj Ahluwalia
Duration: 2:44

Last updated: September 6, 2013

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