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IOC evaluation committee finishes New York inspection

With kind words for the city's bid but few details, an International Olympic Committee delegation has wrapped up its four-day evaluation of New York's plan to host the 2012 Summer Games. IOC Evaluation Commission head Nawal El Moutawakel  says the group felt the enthusiasm, warmth and strong support for the bid and thanked the people of New York. But the committee evaluating the city's bid is hinting strongly that without a proposed, new west side stadium, it has little chance of succeeding. Moutawakel says the committee has been assured the stadium will be there. Moutawakel says the full report on New York and the other four cities bidding for the 2012 Games will be made public June 6th. London, Madrid, Moscow and Paris are the other cities being considered.

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