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Monday, 1 August 2005

Montreal's Interest In 2016 Olympics

Montreal Mayor, Gerald Tremblay, said that his city will consider making a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

That year would mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Games in Montreal, which ran such a massive deficit that it won't be paid off until next year.

Tremblay said:

"We'll catch our breath first, but a lot of people ask questions like that. We'll do a review (of the world championships), we'll think about it and we'll answer that question when the times comes. I don't exclude anything. On the contrary, watch the last thing I say at the closing ceremony and you'll see the answer to your question is in the affirmative."


"Montreal will not wait another 30 years to renew acquaintances with the world."

Given that financial shambles, I can't but help question the wisdom of the good people of Montreal wishing to host the games again.

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