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What Could Have Been; NYC 2012

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This will be the first in a series of posts where I look at what might have been if the IOC had voted a different way. In this scenario we will look at what things may have looked like if NYC hosted the 2012 games (don't worry there will be a Paris one).

July 6th 2005 -Singapore

Today the city of New York won it's bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in in thrilling final round between Paris. New York won with four votes over the French capital while London was eliminated in the third round. Many claim NYC's success with the countless regeneration projects through-out the city, including the location of the Olympic Stadium. Even stronger is the legacy of the games, New York is the first city in Olympic history with the future of the permanent venues secured. The Parisian bid made a good final push, but some IOC members found it lacking in excitement. The London bid appeared to be gaining support among the IOC, but low public support and a scattered venue plan failed to do the trick. New York will now begin preparing for the games.

July 6th 2015 - NYC

Ten years ago today, New York City won the right to host the 2012 Olympics. Today we will look back at those games and the legacy they have created.

The Olympic Stadium:


In 2012 New York welcomed the world in what has been hailed as one of the most amazing Opening Ceremonies within this stadium, from the Olympic Rings being formed above the stadium with light-bulbs, to the most famous moments of Olympic History being shown on a levitating jumbo-tron, and ending with the flame rising to the cauldron. This stadium will also be remembered not just for the events inside, but the unique design and legacy.


Today the stadium and adjoined convention center are home to the New York Jets, and the NYC Sports and Convention Center, a positive use for a formerly run down area in the city.

The Olympic Village


Like the stadium, the Olympic Village was also constructed on run down industrial land, now it is home to a growing New York suburb and the heart of regeneration projects through-out the city.


That's all I could think of, feel free to add more. I personally would love to see what the NYC brand would have been, or other legacies.

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