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Encyclopedia > 2016 Summer Olympics
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The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee. While a host city has not yet been determined, various cities have begun a bidding process for that honor. A host city will be announced at the 121st Session (which will also be the XIIIth Olympic Congress) of the International Olympic Committee to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. The 2016 Summer Paralympics would also be held in the same host city. Image File history File links Current_sport. ... Sport from childhood. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... The Olympic Congress is a vast gathering of the Olympic Movement, which happens on an irregular basis, but generally every ten years or so during the last few decades. ... Copenhagen (IPA: or ; Danish: IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2016 Summer Olympics The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games will be the fifteenth Paralympics. ...

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The bidding process

The bidding process for the 2016 Olympic Games was officially launched on May 16, 2007.[1] The next step for each city is to submit an initial application to the IOC by September 13, 2007. Completed official bid files are due by January 14, 2008. Finalists will then be notified in June 2008. Then the final host city selection will be made by the full IOC on October 2, 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.[2] The deadline for the submission of bids to host the 2016 Summer Olympics (formally known as Games of the XXXI Olympiad) by the national Olympic committees (NOCs) is scheduled to 2007-09-13 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


International pundits believe that the host city will most likely be in North America because cities from Asia and Europe have been selected as hosts for the four most recent Olympic Games. That may not be the case, however, especially considering that Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is to hold the 2010 Winter Olympics. Still, Montreal (Summer 1976), Lake Placid (Winter 1980), Los Angeles (Summer 1984), and Calgary (Winter 1988) have all hosted Olympics on the same continent in a 12 year span. (Note, however, that in that 12 year span, the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year, which means that between 1976 and 1984 the Summer Games were held in Moscow U.S.S.R. in 1980, and between 1980 and 1988 the Winter Games were held in Sarajevo, (Former Yugoslavia) in 1984. So, each version of the Olympic Games, did not have consecutive Olympics on the same continent.) North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Motto: By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper Location of Vancouver within the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  British Columbia Region Lower Mainland Regional District Greater Vancouver Incorporated 1886 Government  - Mayor Sam Sullivan (NPA)  - City Council List of Councilors Suzanne Anton (NPA) Peter... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics and will be celebrated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary in Alberta Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Alberta Region Calgary Region Census division 6 Established 1875 Incorporated 1884 (town)   1894 (city) Government [1]  - Mayor Dave Bronconnier (Past mayors)  - Governing body Calgary City Council  - Manager Owen A. Tobert  - MPs List of MPs Diane Ablonczy Rob Anders... The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. ...


Cities that will officially bid for the Games

Americas

Logo Name Country (IOC country code) Official
web site
Chicago Flag of the United States United States (USA) Chicago 2016

On April 14, 2007, the United States Olympic Committee chose Chicago to run in the 2016 Olympic bidding. Chicago was expected to host the 1904 Summer Olympics but those Olympic Games ultimately took place in St. Louis, to coincide with the World's Fair. [3] Image File history File links Chicago2016logo. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Chicago 2016 Olympic bid is yet another attempt by the United States — with the support of other cities, townships and villages in the state of Illinois — to be chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... participants The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ...


Chicago has an extensive public transit system, a wide range of venues, and a strong sports culture[4]. Chicago is one of few cities in the United States to host professional men and women's hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, and American football teams. Another possible benefit is the city's central location in the United States since the Central Time Zone is well-suited to the North American television coverage for television networks and cable broadcasting. Plans include a temporary Olympic Stadium in Washington Park on the city's South Side[5]. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... Washington Park is a 380 acre (1. ...


In May 2007, Chicago was informed that its logo, a representation of a torch with the flames reminiscent of Chicago's skyline, violated IOC rules prohibiting the use of Olympic symbols (including rings, torches and medals) by candidate cities. The bid committee agreed to revise the logo. [1]

Rio de Janeiro Flag of Brazil Brazil (BRA)
Main article: Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic bid

On September 1, 2006, the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) named Rio de Janeiro as an applicant for the 2016 Games. The city previously launched applications to host the 2004 and 2012 Olympics, but was not chosen for the shortlist for both applications. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor César Maia (Democrats) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The Rio 2016 Olympic bid is the attempt by the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brazilian Olympic Committee or BOC (Portuguese: Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro – COB) is the highest authority in Brazilian sport and the governing body of Brazilian Olympic sport. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor César Maia (Democrats) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Five cities made the shortlist with their bids to host the 2004 Summer Olympics (formally known as Games of the XXVIII Olympiad), which were awarded to Athens, on September 5, 1997. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) accepted nine cities as applicants to bid on hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics. ...


Recently, Rio hosted the XV Pan American Games, an event considered to be "the key proving ground for an Olympic bid", because a logistical success organizing the event could improve the city's bidding campaign for the 2016 Olympic Games. The 2007 Pan Am Games were held with only few problems reported. These Games were named by the president of the Pan American Sports Organisation, Mario Vázquez Raña, as being the best Pan American Games in history.[6] The 2007 Pan American Games are the 15th edition of the Pan American Games currently being held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. ... The Pan American Sports Organisation (acronym: PASO; Spanish: , ODEPA) is an international organization which represents the current 42 national Olympic committees of the American continents. ...


However, there has been public concern regarding security issues in Rio de Janeiro. The IOC is eager to have either South America or Africa host the games, as these are locations that have never held the games, and Rio de Janeiro government is already committed in improving the situation, as well as other American and South-African cities interest. Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


On July 30, 2007, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the BOC and the Organizing Committee of the XV Pan American Games, confirmed that he is personally working on required documents and is making sure all processes for the candidature acceptance will be read in time, resulting in an official bid. [7] is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Carlos Arthur Nuzman is a former Brazilian Volleyball player and former CBV (Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol) president and he is currently the president of COB (Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro). ...


On July 31, 2007, Brazil submitted its bid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and as of yet, are the only bidders. Brazil seems hopeful of a "double hosting" of both the Olympics and World Cup, much like Germany (1972 and 1974) and Mexico (1968 and 1970). However, in both cases, the nation hosted the World Cup after the Olympic Games. This may negatively affect Rio's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. According to Agence France-Presse, an IOC member said last week that Rio is unlikely to be awarded the Olympics because, “IOC members don’t like feeling they are the pudding, i.e. coming after another major sporting occasion”. The World Cup will be awarded on October 30, 2007.[8] is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup and is scheduled to take place in South America. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... Qualifying countries The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from June 13 to July 7. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... Qualifying countries The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Asia

Logo Name Country (IOC country code) Official
web site
Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has announced an interest in bidding for the right to host what would be the Middle East's first Olympiad.[9] The infrastructure is on par with European and North American standards, and the emirate's wealth means that it could easily afford to build any facilities deemed necessary. One such development that could serve Olympic purposes, Dubai Sports City, is already under construction. Coordinates: , Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Dubai, an internationally prominent city in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it is interested in bidding for the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The Dubai Sports City is an entire sports city currently being constructed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ...


The climate is a potential problem that may thwart Dubai's hosting chances. The summer heat (May through September), when temperatures frequently surpass 45°C (113°F), would preclude any outdoor sports at this time. Therefore a date between late October and April would have to be chosen - which may not be ideal for the media in all countries.

Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan (JPN) Tokyo 2016
Main article: Tokyo 2016 Olympic bid

The Japan Olympic Committee set a deadline of June 30, 2006, for bids to the JOC and decided on August 30, 2006, that Tokyo will submit its bid to the IOC.[10] The bid will likely be strengthened by the success of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which Japan co-hosted with South Korea. Japan also has past Olympic experience as the host of the 1964 Games in Tokyo, the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, and the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, will be officially bidding for the 2016 Summer Olympics. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sapporo redirects here. ... The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Categories: Host cities of the Winter Olympic Games | Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...

Doha Flag of Qatar Qatar (QAT)

Doha in Qatar is preparing its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.[11] Doha was the host of the 2006 Asian Games, spent US$2.8 billion[12] on preparing Asian Games venues and may spend more on the Olympic Games. The Qatar 2016 bid has also won support from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president.[13] Doha (Arabic: , transliteration: or ), population 400,051 (2005 census), is the capital of Qatar and is at , on the Persian Gulf. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Doha (Arabic: , transliteration: or ), population 400,051 (2005 census), is the capital of Qatar and is at , on the Persian Gulf. ... The 15th Asian Games, officially known as the XV Asiad, is Asias Olympic-style sporting event that was held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 to December 15, 2006. ... The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member countries. ...


Objections may be raised to Qatar's bid because of its practice of giving "passports of convenience" to foreign athletes[14] and an incident at the 2006 Asian Games in which Mushir Salim Jawher, a Kenyan-Bahraini runner, was stripped of his medal by Bahrain for having competed in a marathon in Israel.[15] Qatar does not allow entry to people whose passports indicate they have visited Israel. Mushir Salim Jawher (Arabic: مشير سالم جوهر) (born Leonard Mucheru on June 13, 1978 in Nyandarwa, Kenya) is a long distance runner now representing Bahrain after his switching from Kenya. ... Modern-day marathon runners Runners in ancient Greece. ...


Because of the average temperature in July and August can easily reach 40°C (104°F),it would be more ideal for the Games to take place in May or September, as was the case when Seoul hosted in 1988, and likewise Sydney in 2000. Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Europe

Logo Name Country (IOC country code) Official
web site
Madrid Flag of Spain Spain (ESP) Madrid 2016

The same day London was chosen for organizing the 2012 Olympic Games, the mayor of Madrid spoke of an interest to make a bid for the 2016 games. A year later, on July 6, 2006, the city council unanimously voted for submitting a new bid. In May 2007, the mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón was received by the Spanish Olympic Committee, Comité Olímpico Español (COE), where he filed as the only Spanish candidate for the games. The Spanish Field Hockey Federation vice chairwoman, Mercedes Coghen was chosen as chairwoman of the project. Former IOC president, Juan Antonio Samaranch offered his help in this new attempt. An official logo has been released. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Motto: (Spanish for From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: , Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jimémez (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón (born December 11, 1958) is a Spanish politician and currently mayor of Madrid. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Mercedes Coghen Alberdingk-Thijm (born August 2, 1962 in Madrid) is a former field hockey player from Spain, who was a member of the team that surprisingly won the golden medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics on home soil (Barcelona). ... Juan Antonio Samaranch Don Juan Antonio Samaranch i Torelló, Marquis of Samaranch (es: Don Juan Antonio Samaranch i Torelló, marqués de Samaranch) (born July 17, 1920 in Barcelona) is a Spanish sports official and was president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001. ...


On May 30, 2007, COE officially approved Madrid as Spain's candidate for the 2016 Games.[16]

Prague Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZE) Prague 2016

On March 22, 2007, Prague confirmed its bid when the Prague Assembly voted 53-10-3 in support of launching an official bid. Although the bid enjoys great support from state and civic authorities such as current mayor Pavel Bem, Prague's bid is considered to be a long-shot given several factors, such as Prague's lack of stadia and other important Olympic sports infrastructure, and seeing as how London is already hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics, the IOC is unlikely to award back-to-back Summer Olympic Games to the same continent [2]. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 470 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (940 × 1198 pixel, file size: 104 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is the logo of the 2016 Prague olympic bid. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... Pavel Bém (born July 18, 1963) is a Czech politician, first vice-chairman of Civic Democratic Party since 2006 Bém studied medicine at the Charles University in Prague, specializing in psychiatry and subsequently devoted most of his medical career to the treatment of drug addiction. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ...

Cities considering bids

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Africa

An African nation has never hosted a Summer Olympics. On January 13, 2005, a statement by the IOC President Jacques Rogge urged African nations to bid for the 2016 Olympics stating that an African city would stand a strong chance of winning if it meets key requirements.[17] Many nations have responded by establishing bids. January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jacques Rogge (born May 2, 1942) is a Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and has been the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2001. ...

  • Flag of Kenya Kenya

    Kenyan sports minister Ochillo Ayacko announced in early 2005 that Kenya had the intention of bidding for the 2016 Summer Olympics, likely to be held at its capital, Nairobi.[18] This would make it only the third African country (after South Africa and Egypt) to launch a serious bid for the Games. However, Jacques Rogge has said that Kenya would have to make significant improvements to its infrastructure if such a bid were to be taken seriously.[19] In July 2005, Tom Omuombo, secretary-general of the Kenyan Olympic Committee agreed, saying "We're not ready to host the Olympics. Instead we should first go for games like the world cross country, which we're bidding to host (in 2007)." He also sited Kenya's lack of modern sports facilities, funding and dilapidated transport system.[20] This would seem to end Kenya's bid for the 2016 Olympics. Although Nairobi and Kenya have limited experience in organizing large-scale international sporting events, Kenya has organized the 1987 All-Africa Games in Nairobi and the 2007 World Cross Country Championships held in Mombasa. Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The 4th All-Africa Games were played from August 1, 1987 to August 12, 1987 in Nairobi, Kenya. ... Nairobi (pronounced ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... The 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships will be held in the Mombasa, Kenya on 24th March, 2007. ...

  • Flag of South Africa South Africa

    According to agency reports, a South African city, most likely Cape Town, is considering a bid. Given that South Africa will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Jacques Rogge is eager for either Africa or South America to host an Olympic Games. There may be another bid from Cape Town (Cape Town was on the candidate city shortlist for the 2004 Olympics). The city of Durban has also expressed an interest in hosting the 2016 Olympics.[21] Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2... The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. ... Map of South Africa showing Durbans location. ...

Americas

By 2016, the Summer Olympics would have not been held in the Americas for 20 years, the previous of which were the 1996 Games in Atlanta. To date, the Olympic Games in the Americas have mostly been held in North America. A nation from South America has yet to host the event. 2016 (MMXVI) will be a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... Events Roman Empire Tiberias is built on the Sea of Galilee by Herod Antipas, in honour of Tiberius. ... 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, United States. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...

  • Flag of Argentina Argentina

    Buenos Aires was a candidate city for the 2004 Olympics, but lost hope of becoming an Olympic host after Argentina's economic crash. Buenos Aires however has Olympic bidding experience as it was a candidate city for the 1956, 1968 and 2004 Summer Games. Buenos Aires organized the 1st Pan American Games in 1951, and co-hosted the 12th Pan American Games in 1995 with the cities of Mar del Plata and La Plata. Argentina was host of the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... The Argentine economic crisis was part of the situation that affected Argentinas economy during the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... Map of Mar del Plata and the surrounding region Panoramic view of Varese beach, Mar del Plata Mar del Plata is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the Buenos Aires Province, 400 km south of Buenos Aires. ... La Plata is the capital city of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as of the partido of La Plata. ... Qualifying countries The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the World Cup, was held in Argentina between June 1 and June 25. ...

  • Flag of Canada Canada

    Canada has hosted the Olympics before, including the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Toronto and Montreal were offered possible bids for the 2012 Summer Olympics but the bids withdrew just after Vancouver won the rights to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in 2003. At 2016, Canada would have already hosted three Olympics and it is highly unlikely that Canada will put forth a bid for the 2016 Games, instead, settings its eyes on a future Olympiad. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and opened by Governor General Jeanne Sauvé. The Olympics were highly successful financially as they brought in million-dollar profits. ... Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary in Alberta Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Alberta Region Calgary Region Census division 6 Established 1875 Incorporated 1884 (town)   1894 (city) Government [1]  - Mayor Dave Bronconnier (Past mayors)  - Governing body Calgary City Council  - Manager Owen A. Tobert  - MPs List of MPs Diane Ablonczy Rob Anders... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics and will be celebrated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... 2016 (MMXVI) will be a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ...

    • Montreal

      During the 2005 World Aquatics Championships, Mayor Gerald Tremblay, as reported on the leading Olympics bid website on July 27, 2005,[22] said Montreal would be interested in hosting the Olympic Games for a second time. There has not been any follow-ups on this statement. Since Tremblay's utterance, there have been no reports of any Quebec or federal politician, or any Canadian Olympic Committee official, making any noises at all about a Montreal bid, nor has there been any organization of a steering committee to develop a bid. Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The 2005 World Aquatics Championships or the XI FINA Championships were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 16 to July 31, 2005. ... Gérald Tremblay (1942- ) is a Canadian (Quebecois) politician and the mayor of the city of Montreal. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... The Canadian Olympic Committee is the private, non-profit organization representing Canadian athletes in the International Olympic Committee and the Pan American Games. ...


      The city is also a bit wary of another Olympic bid, due to the bills that it was paying during over 30 years after the 1976 Games.[23] The Olympic Stadium in Montreal became known as the "Big Owe," signifying that it felt like a mistake. Still, the city does have the correct infrastructure and experience in place to hold such an event. The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

    • Toronto

      Despite the fact some felt London's win would "open the door" for a successful North American bid, Mayor David Miller later said the city was not interested in bidding for the 2016 Games.[24] Toronto's assets include rich cultural diversity, waterfront location and tolerable summer weather. As second place in the final round of voting to determine the 2008 Summer Olympics host city, Toronto is often considered Canada's strongest hope to eventually host the Summer Games or the World's Fair. However, Toronto recently failed to submit a bid to host the 2015 World's Fair. It was revealed in early July of 2007 that the Canadian Olympic Committee had begun work on a potential bid for the 2020 or 2024 games in Toronto.[25] David Raymond Miller (born December 26, 1958) is a Canadian politician. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, were awarded to Beijing, China after an exhaustive ballot of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Worlds Fair after Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. ... The Canadian Olympic Committee is the private, non-profit organization representing Canadian athletes in the International Olympic Committee and the Pan American Games. ...

  • Flag of Chile Chile

    Fernando Eitel believes that IOC President Jacques Rogge wishes to see more developing nations play a part in hosting the Games, and that this desire would work in Chile's favour. The infrastructure of Chile's capital city, Santiago, is developing rapidly in terms of transportation (new subway lines, new airport terminals and urban highways), communications and has also made strides in solving its pollution issues. Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... Jacques Rogge (born May 2, 1942) is a Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and has been the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2001. ... Satellite image of Santiago Santiago (full form Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile. ... It has been suggested that Pollutant be merged into this article or section. ...


    Historically, Chile hosted the 1962 FIFA World Cup. Chile is referred to as one of the most prosperous of Latin American nations and would seem capable of holding a large sporting event. Qualifying countries The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from May 30 to June 17. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...

  • Flag of Cuba Cuba

    Lack of infrastructure and venues, as well as the overall poverty level of the nation have been reasons why Cuba has not been successful to land on the shortlist for the 2008 bid. As well, Havana did not put their name on the list of potential candidates for the 2012 Summer Olympics, although the Cuban Summer Olympics Committee may want to give a third try in 2016. It must also be noted that the U.S. embargo against Cuba might well prevent American athletes from participating. This would be a concern for the IOC not only due to the U.S.'s historically competitively strong presence at the Summer games, but also due to the television revenues that the U.S. media generates for the Olympics. Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: (Spanish) City of Columns Position of Havana in the Americas Coordinates: , Country  Cuba Province Ciudad de La Habana Municipalities 15 Founded 1515a Government  - Mayor Juan Contino Aslán Area  - City 721. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Billboards carrying messages attacking the United States government (this one compares it with fascism) can be seen all over Cuba. ...

  • 2016 Monterrey Logo
    Flag of Mexico Mexico

    Mexico is offering a bid featuring Monterrey, an unsuccesful candidate for the 2008 Summer Olympics [26]. This movement already has the support of important institutions such as ITESM, the University of Monterrey, and Fundidora Park. Monterrey has created a bidding logo for the event as well as a website (http://www.monterrey2016.org/) . Monterrey is the third largest Mexican city and one of the major economic hubs of Latin America, especially since the NAFTA treaty took effect in 1994 and its location 100 miles south of the US-Mexico border (the Rio Grande). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 335 × 210 pixelsFull resolution (335 × 210 pixel, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Monterrey Logo 2016 This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 335 × 210 pixelsFull resolution (335 × 210 pixel, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Monterrey Logo 2016 This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Motto: El Trabajo templa el Espíritu Location of Monterrey in northern Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico State Nuevo León Founded 20 September 1596 Government  - Mayor Adalberto Madero ( PAN) Area  - City 572 km²  (220. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, were awarded to Beijing, China after an exhaustive ballot of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. ... ITESM Main Building (Rectoría) and mural ITESM is the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, also known as the Tec de Monterrey, or simply Tec. Originated in Monterrey, Mexico, it has currently over 30 satellite locations throughout the country. ... The Universidad de Monterrey (UdeM, University of Monterrey) is a higher-learning Catholic institution located in Monterrey. ... Fundidora Park aerial photo Fundidora Park is a public park located west Monterrey inside the former Monterrey Foundry real estate. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... For other uses, see Rio Grande (disambiguation). ...

Asia

Despite Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics, a few Asian cities believe that they still could have a chance to host the 2016 Olympic Games with proper planning. Of the Asian bids, a possible bid from Israel sparked discussion globally. Tel Aviv University students created a hypothetical bid for Tel Aviv as host city, but it never materialized into a serious bid due to serious political and security considerations.[citation needed] The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, were awarded to Beijing, China after an exhaustive ballot of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. ... The Engineering Faculty Boulevard The Smolarz Auditorium Tel Aviv University (TAU, אוניברסיטת תל אביב, אתא) is one of Israels major universities. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ...

  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

    Due to its rising economy[27], the city of Baku has announced that it plans to bid for the Olympics.[28] Initial studies suggest that the cost of hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games may be $20-billion. Chingiz Huseynzade, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan, told a press conference that a group of economists is working on this issue in July 2007.[29] Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Baku (or Bakı (Baky) pronounced ba-KEY, Баку or Bakı in Azeri, باکو (Baku) in Persian) is the capital of Azerbaijan Republic. ...

  • Flag of Thailand Thailand

    Previously, Bangkok attempted a bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics but failed to make the shortlist. Bangkok is expected to offer its experience as host of the Asian Games on four separate occasions as proof of Olympic host city viability: the 4th Asian Games in 1966 , the 5th Asian Games in 1970 , the 8th Asian Games in 1978 , and the 13th Asian Games in 1998. Bangkok hosted the first Asian Indoor Games in 2005 and will host the 24th Universiade in 2007. Thailand co-hosted the 2007 Asian Cup of soccer with Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... A BTS skytrain passing the Sathon area of Bangkok. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, were awarded to Beijing, China after an exhaustive ballot of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on July 13, 2001. ... Asian Games Logo The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. ... The 1966 Asian Games were played in 1966 at Bangkok, Thailand. ... Categories: | | ... The 8th Asian Games were held from December 9, 1978 to December 20, 1978 in Bangkok, Thailand. ... The 13th Asian Games were held from December 6, 1998 to December 20, 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Categories: ‪Sports stubs‬ | ‪Asian Indoor Games‬ ... The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). ... The Asian Football Confederations 2007 Asian Cup finals will be held in July 2007 (Starting on July 7, 2007, ending on July 29, 2007). ...


    Notwithstanding, it is unclear what impact the 2006 Thailand coup d'état will have on the country's Olympic ambitions for 2016. Wikinews has news related to: Category:2006 Thailand coup The 2006 Thailand coup détat took place on Tuesday 19 September 2006, when the Royal Thai Army staged a coup against the government of caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. ...

Europe

It is considered unlikely that a European city will be selected for a second successive Olympic Games with London hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics. No continent has hosted successive Summer Games since 1952, when Helsinki followed 1948 host London. Nevertheless, a number of European cities are said to be considering serious bids, while places like Prague in the Czech Republic are considering non-serious trial bids to warm up for future host city competitions. Serious confirmed interest in a bid comes from countries such as Italy, Germany, Spain and Turkey. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ...

  • Flag of Italy Italy

    Giovanna Melandri, Italy’s Sports Minister, announced on October 3, 2006, that Rome will be Italy’s candidate for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Melandri said that following the success of the Turin 2006 Winter Games, Italy knows it has all it needs to host large events, adding that Rome will be as successful as Turin. Melandri’s announcement confirms contacts Rome’s Mayor Walter Veltroni made with businessmen and politicians in Italy trying to get their support for Rome’s 2016 bid. On July 11, 2006, Veltroni withdrew Rome’s bid as Italy’s candidate, saying that in his opinion the conditions were not right for a Rome bid at this time. Melandri said that on Wednesday they will present two motions in Parliament in support of Rome’s candidacy, adding it wouldn’t be easy to beat the competition, but not impossible. [30] Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... The Olympic Flame at Turin The XX Olympic Winter Games are currently being held in Turin (Torino), Italy. ... “Torino” redirects here. ...

  • Flag of Portugal Portugal

    Lisbon[31] is considering a 2016 bid, after having held the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship and the upcoming 2009 Lusophony Games. Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ... The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between June 12 and July 4, 2004. ... The 2009 Lusophony Games will be the events second edition, after Macau 2006. ...

  • Flag of Turkey Turkey

    Since 1992, Istanbul has been offered by Turkey as its candidate for every Summer Olympics host city competition, with attempts to refine its proposals with each contest. Such attempts at refining their bids succeeded with Istanbul appearing on international shortlists for 2000 and 2008. Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ...

Oceania

Though the games were hosted in Sydney in 2000, Oceania is regarded as a viable contender for the games in 2016 due to the success of the 2000 games. The only two nations with the infrastructure to host the games at the current time are New Zealand and Australia, though a multi-nation bid could also be in the works among other nations in the region. There is a major issue with this, however, as the Olympic Constitution says that only one city, let alone nation, may host an Olympic Games (except in the case of a Winter Olympic Games host city having to expand to other locations to find more snow). Such a bid, however, is considered a long shot due to the underdevelopment of smaller Oceanian nations. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map exhibiting a common interpretation of Oceania; other interpretations may vary. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Snow is a type of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. ...

  • Flag of Australia Australia

    Australia intends to make a bid for a third Summer Olympic event. Sydney was the host of the 2000 Summer Olympics and pledged in 2001 to hold the 2004 Summer Olympics if Athens, Greece wasn't able to financially support the games, but these games went on as scheduled in Athens. Not only Sydney, but Melbourne the nation's second largest city, Brisbane and Adelaide are other potential sites. It has also been said that Australia's eyes are on both the 2016 games and the 2020 games and a possible bid for either the 2014 or 2018 FIFA World Cup.[citation needed] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Athens is the largest and the capital city of Greece, located in the Attica periphery. ... Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup and is scheduled to take place in South America. ... This article or section contains speculation and may try to argue its points. ...

Joint bids

Following the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, jointly hosted by South Korea and Japan, some cities have discussed joint bids to host the Olympic Games. However, the IOC Charter, as stated on page 73, is clear: a single city is awarded the right to stage the Olympic Games.[32] The 2002 FIFA World Cup (Official name: 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan) was held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. ...


This statement was overruled in 1956 however, as these Games were shared by Melbourne and Stockholm, due to Australia's quarantine rules on equestrian sports. As is the case for the upcoming 2008 Olympics where Hong Kong will be hosting equestrian events alongside Beijing, both cities from different National Olympic Committees. Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Kristina Axén Olin (m) Population (March 2007)  - City 786,509  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up equestrian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... (Redirected from 2008 Olympics) 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 PM on August 8... Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ;  ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


Examples of joint bidding included a multi-national bid from the United States and Mexico. A website was launched to promote a San Diego-Tijuana bid, but this did not actually evolve into a serious bid.[33] Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Tijuana (Spanish [tixwana], English usually [ËŒtiːəˈwÉ‘nÉ™]), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ...


The only loophole allowing a joint bid is where a winter sports nation without mountains seeks to host the Olympic Winter Games, as is the case when Austria was bidding for the 2014 Winter Games with a venue planned to be held in Germany. The IOC has entertained multinational bids for the Winter Games in the past but they have yet to be successful. An attempt by the 2010 Winter Games Organizers to refer to the event as "Vancouver-Whistler 2010" was rejected by officials, raising doubts as to whether the IOC is indeed open to joint bids. A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, is an international winter multiple sports event that will be celebrated from February 7 to February 23, 2014. ...


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San Francisco abandons 2016 Olympics bid - Boston.com (555 words)
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.
Houston Strategies: Handicapping the 2016 Summer Olympics (1583 words)
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.
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