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Tuesday, September 26, 2000
PM shuns Olympic fund complaints

By SEAN DURKAN, Parliamentary Bureau
 Prime Minister Jean Chretien yesterday dismissed complaints his government short-changed Canada's Olympic athletes, arguing it increased funding for them by 66% over the past three years.

But with this Team Canada heading into yesterday's events with only seven medals -- one gold, one silver and five bronze -- Chretien said he will "re-evaluate" Canada's Olympic training program.

Chretien refused to comment on Canada's performance in Sydney so far, saying: "It's not over yet."

Secretary of State for Amateur Sport Denis Coderre said Canadians should be proud of their athletes. He dismissed claims Canada was cheap with its athletes, but agreed extra funding, possibly in partnership with the private sector, should be looked at.
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