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  San Francisco abandons 2016 Olympics bid - Boston.com
San Francisco abandoned its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics after plans for a new bayfront stadium collapsed when the San Francisco 49ers said they intend to move to Silicon Valley.
The city's Olympic organizing panel was stunned by the new last week and said it would try to find a new location for the marquee events, including the opening and closing ceremonies and track and field competition.
The U.S. Olympic Committee was also eager to avoid a repeat of New York's failed 2012 Olympics bid.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/11/13/san_francisco_abandons_2016_olympics_bid   (555 words)

 Houston Strategies: Handicapping the 2016 Summer Olympics
So now that London won the 2012 Olympics, speculation is moving on to who will get the 2016 games.
And as I've posted before, an Olympics would be a big drain on the money and energy of our city that could go into more important long-term problems.
An olympics would be nice for Houston, but I'm not sure I want to experience having the games here.
houstonstrategies.blogspot.com /2005/07/handicapping-2016-summer-olympics.html   (1583 words)

  Olympic Games Links
Seattle Times 9/14/07 Chicago among seven cities vying for 2016 Olympics
This is London 9/10/07 London Olympics hit by 'fat cat' salary row as running costs spiral
Click here for more Olympic books and video if you are in the UK
www.sirlinksalot.net /olympics.html   (368 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1956 Winter Olympics
The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p.
The 1940 Winter Olympics had originally been awarded to Japan, and were supposed to be held in Sapporo, but the IOC voted to take back the Games from Japan because of their involvement in the war in China.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1956-Winter-Olympics   (2125 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1976 Winter Olympics
Innsbruck 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, as a result of the events of September 11, 2001.
One of the Black September terrorists on the balcony of the Israeli team quarters at the Olympic village The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September, a group...
Alpine skiing, for men and women, has been part of the Olympic programme since 1948: the events are the downhill, the slalom, the giant slalom (since 1952), the super giant slalom or super-G (since 1988), and the combined event (downhill and slalom), which has been staged intermittently since 1936.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1976-Winter-Olympics   (2781 words)

 2016 Summer Olympics Information
The 2016 Summer Olympics, formally entitled the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be held in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee.
The 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona were generally considered a great success, and this may bode well for a successful Spanish bid in the future.
Chicago's chance at hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics is bolstered by preliminary commitments made by major corporations and wealthy Chicago philanthropists, promised participation in the planning process by community and government leaders (including the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, a political party usually opposed to Daley) and enthusiasm of the city's citizenry.
www.bookrags.com /2016_Summer_Olympics   (4373 words)

 2020 Summer Olympics Information
Nonetheless, Olympic officials are urging Brisbane not to be too eager in pursuing the idea so soon, because the 2000 Olympics were held in southern Australian counterpart Sydney.
In 1985, Brisbane failed to win the bid for the 1992 Summer Olympics, which was held in Barcelona.
Legislation to put a 2020 Olympic bid in motion was introduced, the second time this decade that lawmakers have suggested exploring whether Minnesota could host the summer games.
www.bookrags.com /2020_Summer_Olympics   (1671 words)

 2016 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
It is widely expected that in 2016 the Games will return to the United States, due to an unwritten convention that every 20 years the IOC reciprocate for the vast payments by the NBC media group for Olympic coverage—funds that largely bankroll the IOC.
Japan has announced that it wants to host the Summer Olympic Games in either 2016 or 2020; the most likely course of action is a "warm-up bid" for the 2016 Games, with the same city then bidding again (with a higher expectation of success) four years later.
The 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona were generally considered a great success, and this may bode well for a successful Spanish bid in the future; Rogge said after their defeat for 2012 that "the IOC would be delighted with a new Madrid candidacy." [3]
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2016_Summer_Olympics.htm   (2331 words)

USOC pares hopefuls for 2016 to three cities
July 26, 2006 – 11:12 PM DENVER — Three cities — Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco — remain in the running as a possible U.S. nominee for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Wednesday.
June 22, 2006 – 7:39 AM The International Olympic Committee's executive board this morning picked Salzburg, Austria; Pyeongchang, South Korea; and Sochi, Russia, as finalists for the 2014 games.
www.startribune.com /stories/120   (291 words)

 2020 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
The 2020 Summer Olympics, what will be officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, is an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee.
Nonetheless, Olympic officials are urging Brisbane not to be too eager in pursuing the idea so soon, because the 2000 Olympics were held in a southern Australian city, Sydney.
If those Olympics were held in the United States, the chances of a U.S. city landing the 2020 games would be impossible because the IOC requires countries to sit out the next two bids if they win an Olympic bid.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/2020_summer_olympics.htm   (1495 words)

 2016 Olympics Would Bring LA $7 Billion - Central Florida News 13
Landing the 2016 Olympics would bring in more than $7 billion in revenue and create nearly 70,000 jobs, Los Angeles officials said Friday.
Los Angeles and Chicago are the two U.S. finalists to host the 2016 games, with the United States Olympic Committee scheduled to recommend one to the International Olympic Committee on April 14.
The $7 billion revenue figure is a conservative one and is based not on 2016 dollars but on 2007 ones, said David Wilcox, the report's lead author.
www.cfnews13.com /Sports/SportsHeadlines/2007/3/30/2016_olympics_would_bring_la_7_billion.html   (549 words)

 Los Angeles Now the Likely U.S. Olympic Bid for 2016 - November 29, 2006 - The New York Sun
At the time, there was a feeling not only that local politicians would deliver a West Side Olympic stadium, but that a New York that was rebuilding after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was a good bet for the International Olympic Committee's approval.
Moreover, San Francisco's bid to host the summer games was weakened because USOC delegates weren't persuaded San Francisco could produce a $409 million surplus from the 2012 Games.
York could have taken a page from the Olympic playbook of Jets owner Woody Johnson, who apparently agreed to allow the IOC to use his stadium for a couple weeks during the summer of 2012 for the opening and closing ceremonies and other events.
www.nysun.com /article/44279   (793 words)

 Olympic News
After spending a day indoors quizzing Chicago officials about their bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, a U.S. Olympic Committee inspection team began exploring the city Wednesday to see where some events would be held.
The bus ferrying U.S. Olympic Committee evaluators slowed to a crawl Friday as it merged onto the freeway headed for Long Beach during a tour of venues for Los Angeles' bid to land the 2016 Summer Olympics.
South Korea's Olympic bid organizers said the North's agreement to halt its nuclear program is a breakthrough in unifying the two Koreas and buoys hopes of hosting the 2014 Winter Games.
www.wtopnews.com /index.php?nid=392   (497 words)

 Newsvine - 2016
Chicago isn't the front-runner for the 2016 Olympics many are making it out to be.
The latest spice to the rivalry between Northern and Southern California is a scramble for the Summer Olympics.
The Gulf state of Qatar is set to launch a bid to win the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the secretary-general of the Qatari Olympic Committee announced.
www.newsvine.com /2016   (272 words)

 SI.com - More Sports - IOC confirms list of seven cities in the preliminary bidding for 2016 Summer Olympics - Friday ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2016 campaign follows the high-profile race for the 2012 Olympics, which featured five cities.
Madrid, which finished third in the 2012 voting, is mounting another attempt to bring the Olympics to Spain for the first time since Barcelona in 1992.
It could be at a disadvantage because the 2012 Olympics will be held in Europe, and the IOC may be reluctant to award back-to-back games to the continent.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2007/more/09/14/bc.oly.2016candidates.ap/index.html?section=si_latest   (486 words)

 Olympics: News, Live Events, Video, Schedules, Results, Photos and more - WCSN
Tokyo, Chicago and Madrid are among seven cities that have applied to host the 2016 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said.
Tokyo, Chicago and Madrid are among seven cities that have applied to host the 2016 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
The Winter Olympics in Vancouver may be more than two years away, but organizers are already playing the chess game of trying to keep individual sports happy.
web.wcsn.com /sport/index.jsp?id=34000   (1537 words)

The stadium mess harkens to the most recent US bid for an Olympics, the failed New York effort for the 2012 Games that went under when political approval was not given for a new stadium in Manhattan.
US Olympic officials are expected to decide by the end of the year whether or not to submit a bid for 2016.
Los Angeles has twice hosted the Olympics, in 1932 and 1984, while the last US city to host a Summer Games was Atlanta in 1996.
www.channelnewsasia.com /stories/afp_sports/view/241169/1/.html   (669 words)

 cbs2.com - L.A. Chances Increase In Hosting 2016 Olympics
The announcement prompted San Francisco's Olympic committee to withdraw its bid, leaving Los Angeles and Chicago as the remaining U.S. candidates to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Ctvrtlik said.
San Francisco's Olympic committee had hoped that the Candlestick Point stadium would be used to host the opening and closing ceremonies and track and field events for the 2016 Games.
Los Angeles made a bid to host the 2012 Olympics, but was passed over as a U.S. candidate due to several weaknesses, some of which have since been improved, USOC officials have said.
cbs2.com /topstories/local_story_317175731.html   (856 words)

 SF Withdraws Bid To Host 2016 Summer Olympics - KTVUNews Story - KTVU San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- A city's dreams of Olympic competition in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge were dashed Monday when San Francisco dropped out of the running for the 2016 Summer Games, leaving Los Angeles and Chicago as the only possible American candidates.
San Francisco abandoned its bid for the Olympics after plans for a new bayfront stadium collapsed when the city's NFL team said it intended to move to Silicon Valley.
All cities were told at the start of the bidding process this spring that they must "either have an existing Olympic stadium or financing and approvals in place for a new stadium" to receive consideration, USOC spokesman Darryl Seibel said.
www.ktvu.com /station/10282913/detail.html   (995 words)

 TOKYO to bid for 2016 Summer Olympics - SkyscraperCity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, which is said to have been the most successful Summer Olympic Games, the IOC has chosen cities that offered a main venue where many of the athletic facilities and athletes' village are concentrated in a relatively small area.
It is necessary for Olympic host candidates to offer satisfactory plans to the IOC to win their bids.
Sapporo, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, said it would be unable to raise the estimated $2.1bn needed to cover its share of the $15.2bn total cost of the Games.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=345653   (3060 words)

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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's 1,500 metres
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 cbs2chicago.com - Olympic Officials In Town To Evaluate City's Plan
Members of the United States Olympic Committee are in town to evaluate the city's plans.
The U.S. Olympic Committee told CBS 2 news Monday night that Chicago and Los Angeles will have to answer very different questions in the quest for the 2016 Summer Games.
Chicago's Olympic logo is being projected on the side of the Sears Tower.
cbs2chicago.com /local/2016.summer.olympics.2.335662.html   (958 words)

 Chicago competes to host 2016 Summer Olympics - News
During the summer of 2016, all eyes will be on Chicago.
Or at least that's the vision that some Chicagoans have for the 2016 Olympic Games, whose host will be officially named in 2009.
The city's plans are centered around the use of dozens of existing athletic arenas as well as the construction of a temporary 95,000-seat Olympic stadium in Washington Park, where the opening and closing ceremonies would be held.
media.www.dailyillini.com /media/storage/paper736/news/2006/11/17/News/Chicago.Competes.To.Host.2016.Summer.Olympics-2466561.shtml   (492 words)

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