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^^ I don't recall, might have been around 250ish. I know my 2012 Paris books went for around that price mark. I recall Berlin 2000 being overtly expensive. Sydney 2000 for 350ish. Annecy 2018 for 150ish. Melbourne was a definite 500 bucks on the spot don't even bother to bid (which was an option at a lower set price).

Melbourne's 1996 bid book (well mine) was in English. A separate version was made in French. Surprisingly, I got a French suitcase with no logo (I really should put one on someday).

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Just going to quote the book. I'm just going to write was planned because i'm not sure which venues existed and which ones were games dependent. Archery was planned at Seneca College, King City. 50k

My letters,official reports, maps of villages and sports rules of Mexico 1968

They discussed gold coast But it was not part of the cluster plan it was all Brisbane not spread out to Gold coast

There were 3 candidate books on eBay. 2 Athens 1996 and a Leizig 2012 one. All 3 sold 20-30 dollars each

Leipzig was an Applicant book, I got the digital copy.

Athens was for sure a bid related book (the black one) and perhaps a Greek version of their 6 file bid books (looks similar, only being one of the volumes).

To answer paul92's question, they are sent to IOC voting members, all NOC's and members of the IF's. Also, if there's some sort of private based funding in the bid race for a city/country, then it's possible that the bidding committee would offer such persons who have contributed significant amounts a copy of the applicant, candidate or both bid books. I know for sure San Francisco's failed 2012 and 2016 bids offered such an incentive for major financial contributors.

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I made a last minute bid on Leipzig but missed it was 20 bucks bid up to 26. Oh well. I'm kinda glad I missed it, saving up for that NYC one. I really want it! I wonder if theres any others out there around that price.

The seller of the Athens and Leipzig also has a Berlin one up. Says application book.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/official-Olympic-bid-book-Candidate-City-2000-Berlin-Olympia-Bewerbung-Buch-/330787799936?pt=US_Olympics_Fan_Shop&hash=item4d047d4380#ht_1664wt_1037

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Hardly plain. But the paper used seems to be similar to magazine paper (or 1 grade above it). Not the regular glossy paper (harder) found in such books. Really shows how cheap the Annecy bid was.

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To answer paul92's question, they are sent to IOC voting members, all NOC's and members of the IF's. Also, if there's some sort of private based funding in the bid race for a city/country, then it's possible that the bidding committee would offer such persons who have contributed significant amounts a copy of the applicant, candidate or both bid books. I know for sure San Francisco's failed 2012 and 2016 bids offered such an incentive for major financial contributors.

Thanks :)

So potentially there could be quite a few flying around for collectors to snap up.

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So these bid books - how rare are they?

Are they sent only to the IOC members?

or are they usually available for the public to buy during the bidding which means there could be quite a few floating around?

I'm guessing you don't own any? If you would which book would you love to get?

Cape town or Rome 2004 would rock!

Manchester 1996 or 2000 would be interesting and Beijing 2000.

Belgrade 1996 and 1992. Amsterdam and Paris 1992 aswell!

Saying same thing again just things that would be interesting to see pop up well anything would be.

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