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Countdown to 2016 Gold

September 29, 2009

DENMARK/The delegations and heads of state are gathering in Copenhagen with less than one week to go until the International Olympic Committee’s decision on which city will host the 2016 Games.

Billions of dollars in investment and national pride are at stake. Oddsmakers are pegging a close race ahead of the Oct. 2 vote, and we are adding a new question to our poll on candidate cities (included below).

  • Finances/infrastructure
  • Security
  • Public support
  • First time to host Games
  • Olympic bid plan

  • Tokyo
  • Chicago
  • Madrid
  • Rio de Janeiro

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