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Ottawa nixes coin proposal to help Olympic athlete


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I don't get it. To help fund the Olympics? Geez, I'm sure that there are other rooms to find such savings.

 

But yes, I wouldn't be against a 5 dollar coin though. Japan made that switch of 500yen (around 4.55US?) note to coin around 1982 (if I am not wrong?) Although that coin has been hit by two major counterfeit scams real hard this decade :ninja:

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Well, Canada never put much money into its athletes. Most of them work f/t at near minimum wage to get around.

 

 

Hate to break the bad news to you, but the USAOC does no better. Many countries fund their athletes as a prestige thing etc. Is it best? Does it make them no longer amatuers but professionals? Who knows?

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