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SPORTS
July 3, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In a surprisingly tight election, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded Vancouver, Canada, the 2010 Winter Games. Vancouver, long the front-runner, defeated Pyeongchang, South Korea, in the second round of balloting, 56 votes to 53. Salzburg, Austria, was eliminated in the first round.
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SPORTS
July 2, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
A rumpled Wayne Gretzky, Southern California family man, part owner of a professional hockey team in Phoenix, appeared Tuesday in front of a fawning group of Canadian reporters, it being Canada Day, proclaiming himself a proud Canadian and avid booster of Vancouver's bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
SPORTS
June 30, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
In the live-from-New York special he filmed last year for HBO, comedian Robin Williams launched into an extended riff about Canada and the Winter Olympics and made it sound as if there's no there there up beyond the United States. Canada, he said, "is like a loft apartment over a really great party."
NEWS
September 26, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen small theater companies are joining forces to offer subscription passes good for seven admissions to productions by any of the participating companies. The project is called Play7. For $77, each subscriber will receive seven admissions, valid for 380 days from the date of purchase. The tickets can be used in configurations ranging from solo admissions at seven different plays to seven admissions to the same performance of the same play.
MAGAZINE
October 15, 2000
Some friends and I went salmon fishing off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, around the Queen Charlotte Islands. You're in the ocean, but it doesn't feel like it because there's no heavy surf. There are beautiful fiords, bald eagles in the sky, dolphins in the water and orca whales going all around. The whales come right up to the boat. It's a real place for a naturalist. At night we tied up in small coves and slept on the boat.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
The Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto, and Auckland, New Zealand, have the highest quality of life for major world cities, according to a business survey. Cities at the bottom of the survey's rankings for quality of life were Brazzaville, Congo; Baghdad; and the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, the two FBI agents tracking down UFOs, vampires, monsters and other unexplained phenomena on "The X-Files," have finally met their match. They are cruising down the Venice Beach boardwalk, encountering all kinds of human creatures, including tattooed street performers, roller-blading hard bodies and teens with purple hair. Later, they are mystified by the origin of the endless rows of palm trees in Beverly Hills.
SPORTS
June 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
Not a single arrest occurred in New York as fans celebrated the Rangers' victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals. It was a different story in Vancouver, where rioting and looting left an estimated 200 people injured and more than 50 under arrest. Police said at least 21 face criminal charges. The most seriously injured was a 19-year-old who police earmarked as a ringleader of a group that started the trouble. Police fired a plastic bullet at the man, aiming for his chest.
NEWS
March 27, 1993 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Demonstrators, hoteliers, tourism promoters, even visiting American patriots--anyone in this coastal city with something to gain from the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit--are holding their breath, hoping that Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's Moscow troubles will not force a cancellation of the event, scheduled for next weekend. "It's going to be nip and tuck for (Yeltsin)," said Michael Lambert, general manager of the swanky downtown Hotel Vancouver.
NEWS
February 11, 1992
About 200 politicians, academics, and other Canadians will meet in the provincial capital of British Columbia this weekend for the last in a series of government-sponsored talks on how to keep their country together. Whatever consensus emerges in Vancouver this weekend is to be considered by Parliament, which is to try to craft a new Canadian constitutional order this spring.
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