|An online poll of sports industry insiders conducted by Sportsbusiness.com few weeks ago, found favour with London as best bet for 2012 Olympic city. Madrid and Paris trailed closely. Several leading British online bookies had mixed responses with some preferring Paris, London and Madrid, Spain followed by New York. But online wagering sites donít seem to dishearten the tough New Yorkers. |
City officials from the Big Apple sent their formal bid to host the 2012 Summer Games to the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland this week. Their bid was essentially a 25-item questionnaire that runs 65 pages and included all civic and gaming facilities with supporting evidence to justify their bid. This is NYís first official communication with the International Olympic Committee.
According to Deputy Mayor New York their job is to make a compelling case for the city and not see what people have to say. Though the selection would be made only in July 2005, at least 18 months from now, the online bookies are already taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bets on the venue, millions more will be bet once the games begin.