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Olympics Raise Sydney's Profile

"People don't really know if Sydney can run a convention or event," observes Jon Hutchinson, managing director of the Sydney Convention & Visitors Bureau(SCVB). But winning the Olympics sends a strong message. A city that can handle 500,000 people at once--a crowd that size is expected on busiest Olympic days--obviously can handle meetings and incentives. Between now and the opening of the Games in September 2000, the number of hotel rooms in the city will increase to 30,000. The

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