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Sunday, 13 February 2005

A Night on The Town

On 23 February the IOC officials, evaluating New York's bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, will arrive at the Plaza Hotel.

Carriages will take them to Bloomberg's Upper East Side townhouse for dinner and drinks. The guest list will contain some of New York's finest including Gov. George Pataki and Donald Trump.

The group will then go to the Lincoln Center, where they will enjoy a gala musical evening.

The cost of this night on the town is not known, but will be paid for by the New York organising committee.

The IOC anti bribe rules allow one night "on the town".

Other events are less fun, they include; briefings and question-and-answer sessions with various authorities about emergency health care, marketing, security, transportation, the Olympic Village and other elements of the city's bid.

There will also be tours of the prospective venues, including; Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and the rail yards of far west Manhattan where the Olympic stadium would be built.

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