Chicago, which has come through a gruelling [sic] competition to win the US nomination, is the early frontrunner to host the 2016 summer Olympics after the International Olympic Committee yesterday unveiled a shortlist of seven cities.Prague, of course, has been the host location for many different scenes (exterior and studio) for Prince Caspian.
Madrid, which came fourth in the final 2012 ballot, and Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 games, are also in the field. The other shortlisted cities are Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Doha and Baku. Prague and Madrid will be at a disadvantage because another European capital, London, is hosting the 2012 games. As Beijing is hosting the 2008 games, Tokyo's bid may also be rejected.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Prague On List to Host 2016 Olympics
From the Financial Times: Chicago ahead in Olympics race