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Olympics take bite out of Brier attendance

Organizers of the 2010 Brier say they will not lose money on this year’s tournament, despite some pretty low gate receipts.

Metro Halifax reports the total attendance for the men’s curling championships came in at just over 107,000 after Sunday night’s final.

The last time halifax hosted the Brier, in 2003, more than 158,000 people showed up.

Brier chair Graham Harris says organizers were ready for lower attendance because of competition from the Olympic curling trials in Edmonton and the Olympics themselves, which wrapped up barely a week before the Brier started.

Harris says all these events are chasing the entertainment dollar and there’s only so much to go around..

He adds that in 2003, the hometown rink made it all the way to the final, which helped boost the numbers.

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