Wrong Vancouver!

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    Oops, wrong Vancouver! Olympic tourists' confusion | Vancouver, Washington

    Sallie Reavey picked up the phone at her charming Briar Rose Inn and the caller asked about rooms in mid-February. "We have a nice selection of rooms for those dates," she replied, to which the caller gasped: "You still have rooms during the Olympics?"

    Reavey had to tell him: wrong Vancouver.

    The Briar Rose is in Vancouver, Washington, not Vancouver, British Columbia, the Canadian city that will host the 2010 Winter Olympics starting on February 12.

    "America's Vancouver", as a former town mayor liked to describe it, sits 400 kms south of the Olympic host Vancouver and has a population of some 165,000 people -- far fewer than the Canadian city.
     
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    This has happened before.

    Before the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville France, the small city of Albertville AL received over 1000 ticket inquiries for Olympic tickets.
     
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    i got mine cheap, too.
     

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