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  1. Source file - http://library.la84.org/OlympicInformationCenter/OlympicReview/1975/ore95/ore95zb.pdf And that is pretty much all we have 'officially' on the Tehran bid. As we know - Tehran withdrew their candidacy when the Iranian revolution was in it's early stages. The demonstrations against the Shah and his regime escalated to the point where Iran simply could not function and by the time relative order was restored under Khomeini the Games were well and truly Los Angeles'. Had Tehran not withdrawn obviously they still would have lost due to the massive civil unrest - however the IOC did have a tendency back in the late 60's through 70's to go with edgier host options. What we can assume with this bid is that the massive Azadi complex would have been the main sporting hub - In fact nearly all the sports would have been staged in the numerous smaller arenas and stadia that are included in this massive ready made Olympic park. Based on recent picture the area needs some work but with an upgrade in capacity could feasibly be used today for a Games. Well... maybe under a different regime... So yeah. We ended up with the IOC saving USA! USA! USA! of LA84 - and I am sure a Tehran Games under Khomeini or the Shah would have highly boycotted - nonetheless Tehran 84 is a fascinating mystery almost bid - possibly only bettered by the totally bugfuck insane Tashkent 2000 bid that even the IOC library has no literature about. This bid also lead to some rather interesting (and involved) fan fiction posted right here on GB - http://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/18973-an-alternate-history-of-the-olympics-1984/ Maybe one day a copy of a brochure or bid document will turn up in Tehran that wasn't destroyed in the revolution. Until then.... sigh... ponder ponder ponder...
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  2. But at least the begging worked in 2012, and all teams had women competing. A long walk begins with a short step.
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  3. I vote for here. Looks like a big empty space where it would fit perfectly.
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  4. The shot is from April 9th and the concert was April 10th
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