Sporting Digest: Olympic Games

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The Independent Online
DOCUMENTS made public yesterday in the New South Wales parliament have revealed that the state treasury issued warnings more than a year ago that Sydney could not afford to bid for the 2000 Olympic Games, which were awarded to the city last month. The state government was advised to withdraw its bid for the Games or introduce taxes, such as an annual poll tax per household of pounds 44, to cover the costs of the Games.