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Vancouver Not Typical Sports Riot, Sociologist Says

Riots following big sporting events have become predictable. They happen about half the time following a championship game or series, the experts say. What’s more, sports riots are now the most common type of riot in North America. But they are usually celebratory sports riots. What makes Vancouver stand out, both in 2011 and 1994, is that its street mayhem followed the home team losing the big game.