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  • In the Moment: June 30, 2003 Vancouver Campaigns for 2010 Winter Olympics


    (ATR) With two days to go before the IOC vote for the host of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver bid leader John Furlong told reporters
    Wayne Gretzky went to Prague to campaign for the 2010 Vancouver bid. (ATR)
    that hundreds of Canadians would be arriving soon in Prague support the Canadian bid.

    Vancouver was considered a front-runner against PyeongChang, South Korea and Salzburg, Austria.

    Among those waving the maple leaf flag, Wayne Gretzky and a band of Olympians from past winter games.

    On June 30, 2003 Furlong reported on the activities of the Vancouver team, coincidentally on the eve of Canada Day.