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Turkish Sport Official Calls For Istanbul 2032 Olympic Bid

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The Vice President of the Turkish National Olympic Committee (TNOC) Hazan Arat said last week “Istanbul should be a candidate city for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.” “This objective must not be abandoned,” Arat, who also serves on the Executive Boards of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and World Athletics told the Anadolu Agency. Arat […]

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There is also the Istanbul Canal (which is like an alternate to the Bosporus outlet), supposed to open in 2023.  But Istanbul proper is soooooo  overhuilt.  Kinda like the situation in Rio where the new Oly venues and the OV were like 1.5 hours from the old part of the city.  From what I remember, and unless they add express trains from the old part of Istanbul to the Ataturk Stadium and I image where the OV will be, that was about 2.5 hours by surface transport from the heart of Istanbul.  It's going to be a very technically difficult bid. 

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