Apr 9, 2007

Baku wants the 2016 Olympics

Do you think Taleh will be president of Azerbaijan by then?

Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, is bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Pres Ilham Aliyev made the announcement today during the opening of a sports complex in the town of Masalli, south of Baku. The gathering was attended by European Olympic Committee Pres Patrick Hickey. Bid cities have until Sept 15 to submit a letter of interest to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which will announce its selection for the host city in 2009. Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Prague have already announced plans to bid for the 2016 games.

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