Paris, London and New York Get Glowing IOC Reports
The International Olympic Committee evaluation reports released this morning for the 2012 Olympic bids seem to favor Paris, London and New York - but the committee claim the cities were not ranked.
New York's received high technical marks but the report notes that the Olympic Stadium and International Broadcast Centre had not been approved. New York's public support is the lowest of the five bids based on an IOC poll.
While New York doesn't provide the same comprehensive financial guarantees that the other bids boast, the IOC didn't mention it as a negative issue and instead pointed to the strong revenue generating potential of the bid.
Both London and Paris also received strong reviews without too many objections from the evaluation commission.
"The candidature file and the information provided to the Commission during its visit were of a very high quality" were comments made about both of the bids.
Public suport for Paris is marginally ahead of London's.
Madrid was also given an excellent review but with subtle hints that it did not measure up to the top three.
"Detailed plans were presented in [Madrid's] candidature file and high quality presentations were given during the Commission’s visit by the key organisations involved in the preparation of the bid."
Madrid's public support was highest of the five bids.
While Moscow had the second best public support, the report suggests the bid is far behind the others.
Moscow's presentation had "...a lack of detailed planning in the candidature file and background information made it difficult for the Commission to evaluate the project."
GamesBids.com will continue to report this developing story.
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