Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Prague On List to Host 2016 Olympics

From the Financial Times: Chicago ahead in Olympics race
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.

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.
Prague, of course, has been the host location for many different scenes (exterior and studio) for Prince Caspian.

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