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The Cost of the Olympics

Letter to the Editor

The Editor... RIO TIMES,

I'm writing from the province of British Columbia on the west coast of Canada, where the 21st Winter Olympics were held in Vancouver and Whistler this past February. The Games were the main focus of the Government of British Columbia for several years leading up to 2010, and no expense was spared on infrastructure, etc. Over and over again the local citizenry were told that the eyes of the world would be focused on our province, and we would reap huge benefits. Indeed, international observers praised the Games as most successful . . .

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