What cities did Vancouver beat out for the games?

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  1. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

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    Just want to see if it raining in any of the loosing cities today. They are snowboarding on rainy slush today.
     
  2. DJ Niner

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    http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/bid_archives.html#2010

    ARCHIVE - 2010 Olympic Bid - Vancouver

    "The 2010 Olympic Bid culminated July 2, 2003 at the 115th IOC session in Prague. Czech Republic. The campaign began with a list of eight bids that was trimmed to four after the initial evaluation. Berne was forced to withdraw after losing a local support referendum. Vancouver held its own referendum but was successful and three bids - PyeongChang, Salzburg and Vancouver went into the final vote."

    "It was perceived that Salzburg and Vancouver had the best bids and PyeongChang was further behind, however geopolitics created surprises on voting day when Salzburg fell off the first ballot after getting only 16 votes. The speculation was that voters did not want the Games in Europe in 2010, they wanted a summer European Games in 2012 instead."

    "An even bigger surprise was PyeongChang's strong showing, winning the first ballot and only three votes short of clinching it. However Vancouver picked up most of Salzburg's votes from the first round and narrowly won by three votes in the final round. PyeongChang had been lobbying very aggressively in the closing days of the campaign."
     

  3. Bucky69

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    Lots of free wine and women I would imagine.