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Mexico's Olympic Committee Rejects Monterrey's 2016 Olympic Bid

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At the latest possible hour, the Mexican Olympic Committee said no to Monterrey's proposed bid for the 2016 Olympic Games Wednesday.

Monterrey officials met with the Mexican NOC's president but failed to secure support and the required nomination that had to be submitted to the International Committee by today's deadline.

Monterrey also had fledgling hopes for a 2012 Olympic bid but failed to move it to the nomination stage at that time. For 2016, the campaign for a national nomination was far more organized and advanced and earlier in the week the group announced that it had secured much local support.

The IOC will announce the final list of applicant cities for hosting the 2016 Olympic Games tomorrow - a list that will most certainly include at least the seven cities of Baku, Chicago, Doha, Madrid, Prague, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. A total of nine cities applied to bid for the 2012 Olympic Games that was won by London. Write or read comments about this article

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