I really hope the City of Edmonton and others backing the Expo bid don't take this loss as a reason to try harder for the Expo.
I hope they take it was a way to bow out of such bids for a little while and fix a few things around the city.
You want to know what world class cities have? Nice stuff, including world class transportation and transit. Then everyone will be happy to tell their friends to visit.
If the Mayor of the winning Universiade city is slagging your outdated venues how about you build some new stuff, then you bid.
And since the Universiade and Expo 2017 stories tend to include economic spin-off numbers, how come we question the same numbers from the money-losing Indy race but these numbers look solid to people?
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