I don't know an awful lot about it either, but I believe Barcelona was left with a bitter sweet taste in its mouth too. The games in Barna were hugely successful, very well planned and organised apparently. They got a new waterfront out of it too, but there were some problems with the sports village that they created and the flats that were built.I dont know an awful ot about this, but I do know that its a bitter/sweet pill in London! Yes its bringing work, business and potential money into the city, but its also waaaaayyyy over budget and causing alot on unrest and dissatisfaction. I'm not sure, in the economic climate it was such a good idea to be lumbared with it. See what `happens when the games eventually open ??
I never thought for a moment that Madrid would succeed in it's bid. The IOC tend to move the Olympics around , and, as far as I know, successive games have never been on the same continent . With London hosting 2010 it was always going to be a long shot.I see that Madrid finished 2nd in the bidding. Too bad, I think it would have been great for both the city and the country.
I think the location played a large part in the decision too .... two successive Olympics in the same contintent is not something they usually agree to.I never thought for a moment that Madrid would succeed in it's bid. The IOC tend to move the Olympics around , and, as far as I know, successive games have never been on the same continent . With London hosting 2010 it was always going to be a long shot.
Well I think the plans to put yourself forward start way back! so maybe things were not quite so bad at the time they put themselves in the frame? may also have been some misguided believe that it would be good for the Country to have something to celebrate!If Spain is in such a financial mess, why on earth does it even want to waste so much time and money on holding the games anyway???