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Canada looking to 'own the podium' at Vancouver games


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (KWWL) - The Canadian organizers of the Vancouver Winter Games aren't necessarily looking to make the kind of entrance onto global stage that China did with the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.

They've opted for narrower goals.

While saying the top priority is to unite Canadians in support of the games and the national team, they've also declared their ambition to win the most medals. The Vancouver Organizing Committee has invested $117 million in a program it's called "Own The Podium" to make that happen.

Four years ago in Turin, Canada finished third behind Germany and the U.S.

Of course, for many, that better include a gold medal in men's hockey.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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