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  B.C. gets Olympic backing from U.S. neighbours
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Last EditedUser 13  Jun 30, 2003 11:53am
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News DateSaturday, June 28, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAs British Columbia braces to find out if it will be chosen to host the 2010 Olympics, some Americans have begun rooting for Canada as well.

They're hoping that the Games end up on the West Coast because they believe a jump in tourism will boost the entire area's economy by several hundred million dollars.

Jeff Morris

"We have a lot of what we call 'circle tourism' in the region," says Washington State Representative Jeff Morris. People may land in Vancouver, but they quickly travel to other nearby destinations, he explains.

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