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Monday, 21 February 2005

New York Under Review

The IOC inspection team is now in New York, reviewing the bid proposal to host the 2012 Olympics.

The organisers of New York's bid to host the 2012 Olympics are reportedly promising to put on a dazzling show for the inspection team.

They have planned a four day sales campaign, to win the hearts and minds of the 13 member International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission.

The commission flew directly to New York, following their evaluation visit to London. Earlier this month they launched their five city tour by visiting Madrid.

An advertising blitz, scattered sports exhibitions and a jazz concert honouring the IOC visit are part of the sales pitch.

There has been significant political in-fighting, over plans to build a new stadium to host opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics competition.

Opponents of the stadium plan say the city should wait until the IOC makes its decision on the 2012 Games in July.

There are also concerns over the environmental impact of the 17 million gallon oil spill, underground, in the area next to the planned Olympic Village.

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