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Friday, 4 March 2005

New York's Dilemma

A recent poll of New Yorkers, showed that they overwhelmingly support the city's efforts to host the 2012 Olympics. However, the majority oppose building the $1.7BN stadium necessary to lure the Summer Games.

The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, asked if they supported the construction of a new stadium; 56% of New Yorkers said no.

In Manhattan, where the stadium would rise above the Hudson River, 64% opposed the construction while 27% supported it.

When asked about hosting the Summer Games, 63% said yes and just 30% said no.

The results are of course illogical, without the stadium New York does not get to host the Games.

It seems to be a case of having your cake, and eating it.

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