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Vancouver conducts Olympic bid plebiscite

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.

Vancouverites vote 64 per cent in favour. Will it be enough for the IOC?
Medium: Television
Program: Sunday Report
Broadcast Date: Feb. 23, 2003
Guest(s): Gordon Campbell, John Furlong, Rob Livingstone, Jack Poole, Chris Shaw
Host: Alison Smith
Reporter: Rosa Marchitelli
Duration: 2:22

Last updated: September 6, 2013

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