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Hi, First of all apologies if this is in the wrong place. I've just started some research looking at the legacies from bidding for events, and am seeking the Candidature Files from the failed bids from 2016 and 2020 (since the IOC started specifically asking this question). I have found the Candidature Files from Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016, but am struggling to find Madrid 2016 Tokyo 2016 Chicago 2016 Istanbul 2020 Madrid 2020 This appears to mainly be because the official websites are long gone. I'd really appreciate it if anyone could point me in the direction of where I might find the miss
The 2012 Olympics bid was a memorable one no doubt and was especially a close one between Paris and London although Paris held the edge over London and was the favorite and it was strongly believe that Paris would win however in the final round London won by a mere Four point surprising a lot of peoples (including some in it own country). It was a huge loss for Paris as it was widely expected they would win. So was the 2012 Sumer Olympics Bid the biggest upset of a candidate city who was widely expected to win?