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Berne Could "berne Out" For 2010 Olympic Bid  
User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1798 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.

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: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1771 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 (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1763 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 (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

I totally agree, basel would have been great.

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1743 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 (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1731 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, 3364 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

Go Pyeongchang Korea!!!!! Big grin

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