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GAMESBIDS.COM BIDINDEX USA
What is BidIndex USA? BidIndex USA is a mathematical model developed by GamesBids.com that when applied to an Olympic Bid, produces a number that can be used to rate a bid relative to others - and possibly gauge its ultimate success. The BidIndex USA model is a variant of the original BidIndex model. It eliminates many of the geopolitical issues that surround the international aspect of the full IOC vote - and concentrates more on the fundamentals of the bid.
What causes a BidIndex USA number to change? BidIndex USA numbers change when either the fundamentals of a bid change, a competing bid changes, a competing bid either enters or drops from the competition, or the election fundamentals change. For example, as time goes on a bid may increase government support, lose public support or the USOC may release information such as an evaluation report. These kinds of things affect the day-to-day dynamics of a bid and result in a change of the BidIndex USA. We don't expect frequent changes because of the relative lack of new information coming from a national bid in contrast to an international bid.