01 June 2005

The Race to Win the 2012 Olympics

The Race to Win the 2012 Olympics @wired

300 events. 11,000 athletes. 500,000 spectators. 16 days. But there's one Olympic competition you can't buy tickets for: the race to become the host city for the 2012 summer games. In early July, the International Olympic Committee will choose from among five finalists: New York, Paris, London, Moscow, and Madrid. As part of the bidding process, each city commits to a multibillion-dollar face-lift that includes the latest advances in architecture, communication, transportation, and energy conservation. Here are the highlights of how they plan to bring home the gold.

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