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August 13, 2008


Karlo Berkovich


According to the 6/49 web site, some of the money goes to amateur athletics but it's not specific. Perhaps it should be separated into a specific Olympic lottery such as was done before the 1976 Montreal Games. But of course we all know how those Games turned out financially.

Karlo (Blogovich)

Don Reynolds

Hi - I have a real problem with the funding for our Canadian athletes. In most countries it is a full time job and they get all the required funding to be the best at the Olympics. Watching CBC I never once saw an ad/sponsor for 6/49 which I thought funded our athletes from its beginning and the reason for implementing the 6/49 way back when. Where does the money go? For fat salaries to administrators and general revenue of the government to spend on needless things. I am proud to be a Canadian and we must support our athletes just the same as we support our troops. We are looked up to by other countries so we must put our best foot forward and put more athletes on the podium. With proper funding I believe there would be more athletes come forward rather than sitting on the fence and saying I can't afford to be an athlete even though I have the potential and desire to be the best.

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About Karlo 

Karlo Berkovich is the former Associate Editor-Online Content and Sports Editor of the Waterloo Region Record and www.therecord.com He comments on sports and any number of topics including his other areas of interest, rock music and politics.

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