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Berne Could "berne Out" For 2010 Olympic Bid  
User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

According to Canada.com, Berne, Switzerland could drop out from the 2010 Winter Olympic bid on Monday.

The number of bidding cities will be down to 3.

A referendum held in Berne, Switzerland shows the a "no" vote on the issue whether the Government should add $8 million for the game bid.

If Berne rejects the Games, Vancouver will be left competing against Salzburg, Austria, and Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2010 Olympics.

A website in Toronto called http://www.gamesbids.com, has pulled Berne out from the bid index, pending the result of the referendum.

The index, which takes into account a variety of factors, correctly forecast Beijing's win over Toronto to host the 2008 Summer Games.

The index shows Salzburg leading at 63.83, Vancouver second with 61.24 and Pyeongchang with 50.46.

When Berne was halted, it was in third place with a rating of 56.56.

The IOC decides on the winning bid in Prague on July 2, 2003.

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Looks like Salzburg and Vancouver are compete against each other very hard. But here in Vancouver, we also have some groups that wants referendum. So we may be dropped out to if we hold a referendum before July 2003. Apparently some groups claims not everybody wants to have Olympics at their home.


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User currently offlineTincan From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 224 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

I wish they'd have it in Basel.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

vancouver would be a cool place for it.

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

I totally agree, basel would have been great.

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Wasn't there the possibility earlier between Bern or Graubünden (Grison)?


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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

if I recall there was once an idea for Airolo or Chur to hold it. I am not sure if that ever passed thje dreaming stages...
How about Basel, (or Oberwil  Smile ) It would have been great  Smile


User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3085 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
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Go Pyeongchang Korea!!!!! Big grin


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