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B.C. teen says she was told she was 'too big' for Olympic ceremony costume

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 15-year-old Kamloops girl says her hopes of taking part in the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver were almost dashed by her dress size.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 15-year-old Kamloops girl says her hopes of taking part in the closing ceremonies for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver were almost dashed by her dress size.

Longtime girl guide Taylor Hill was chosen to be part of the ceremonies but then was told she was too big to fit into the costume and the clothes wouldn't be altered.

"It was confusing because I'd just been told two days earlier that I was going to be able to go, and then they call and they tell me I'm not going to go," Taylor said.

"I was upset and it was confusing and frustrating."

Taylor's mother, Charissa Hill, fired off an angry email to Olympic officials saying the treatment her daughter received was unacceptable.

Charissa Hill said she has since been told by officials that it was all a big misunderstanding.

"They didn't mean that Taylor couldn't participate, but rather that they just didn't have a costume that would fit her and they would have alterations people there for anybody who needed costumes altered," the mom said.

Taylor Hill says she still wants to take part in the ceremonies, calling them a once in a lifetime event.

"It doesn't matter what the person's size is," she said.

"They're still good enough to participate."

 
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