The Canadian Press

2001-07-13 | Olympics-Toronto-Bid

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Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman reacted harshly on July 13th when asked if his comments about Africa played a role in Toronto's failed bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympics. Lastman lashed out after being asked by a reporter about the issue at a news conference in Moscow. (Toronto bid organizer John Bitove came to Lastman's rescue, saying the mayor's comments had nothing to do with the fact Toronto lost the Games to Beijing.)

Date: 2001-07-13
Placeline: Moscow, Russia
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 8 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << like it or not deserve it or not you know you're going to wear some of the blame for this there are those who are going to blame you back into Rotterdam who you blame >>

Clip ID: 20010713CPCN002