Friday, August 27, 2004

Bush May Have Dashed NY Hopes to Host Olympics

An article in the German Magazine, Der Spiegel details the IOC's amazement at the President's gall in using Olympic images in his campaign ads. One adverse effect:
...The controversy between the olympic and political powers is not one between equals. However the IOC possesses at least one indirect means of retribution. One IOC member had this to say regarding the competition to host the 2012 Olympics, which is to be decided in July of next year: "The chances of New York City to host the games were already not very good. Now they have dropped to near zero."

The original and translated article is here.

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