Sir Rols Posted November 3, 2009 Report Share Posted November 3, 2009 If they throw together a good enough bid - at least as good as Doha's (and you'd assume they would with all their riches) - and come up with an acceptable proposal for the dates, it'd be interesting to see how the IOC could cut them from the short list. They'd have to really explicitly spell out their other concerns, which they'd likely be loathe to do. Depending on the calibre of opposition, I could see the IOC letting them through to candidate phase but then pegging them back on the final Evaluation Report - "Dubai could stage a good games, but we havee strong concerns about ... etc". And then Prince Albert can be let loose to grill the Sheik about whether he will commit to legislate full equal rights for women by 2020 at the final presentation or whatever. I still think Rio has hindered more than helped a Cape Town bid for 2020. I reckon this is still more a Europe (Rome) versus Asia (Japan?) affair. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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