Olympics lifts Canada

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Winter Olympics has sparked euphoria among Canadians and celebrations across the entire country, Games chief John Furlong told reporters yesterday.

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Winter Olympics has sparked euphoria among Canadians and celebrations across the entire country, Games chief John Furlong told reporters yesterday.

Furlong, reviewing the Games a few days before Sunday's closing ceremony, said he believed the Olympics had changed Vancouver as a city and the people who live in it.

"There is a certain confidence and contentment here," he said. "People are living this with us. It is something that will last and it's bigger than just Vancouver.

"People are celebrating over the whole of Canada and that's something that's new to us.

"There's euphoria here. People want to feel good.

"The city is feeling good about itself." - Reuters

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