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7:20am

Thu January 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Denver Reconsiders The Olympics Despite Dumping 1976 Games

Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 12:37 pm

February 1976: The Winter Olympics were moved to Innsbruck, Austria, after Denver decided it couldn't host them.
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It may be the most insulting snub in Olympic history. After seeking and winning the right to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, the city of Denver backed out of the games. Colorado voters rejected public funding of the Olympics in 1972 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was forced to turn to Innsbruck, Austria, the host city eight years earlier.

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11:19am

Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

2018 Winter Olympics To Be In South Korea

Feb. 25, 2010, file photo of the Olympic rings in Whistler, Canada, during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
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The 2018 Winter Olympics will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the International Olympic Committee just announced from Durban, South Africa.

The other finalists were: Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France.

The last time the Winter Olympics were held in Asia was in 1998, at Nagano, Japan.

The 2010 Winter Games were held in Vancouver, Canada. The 2014 Winter Games will be in Sochi, Russia.

Summer Olympics are set for London in 2012 and Rio De Janeiro in 2016.

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2:07pm

Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

NBC Bids Billions And Retains Olympic TV Franchise

NBC beat out rivals Fox and ABC/ESPN Tuesday to win yet again the gold medal franchise in sports broadcasting.

And it cost the veteran Olympic broadcaster an average of $1 billion dollars an Olympics for the four winter and summer games from 2014 through 2020.

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3:30pm

Mon June 6, 2011
The Two-Way

NBC's Olympic TV Dynasty Challenged In Rights Bidding

The International Olympic Committee is listening to pitches and accepting bids Monday and Tuesday for exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in the United States.

American broadcast rights are the single biggest revenue generator for the IOC and the bidding underway in Lausanne, Switzerland, has ABC/ESPN and Fox challenging NBC for its lock on the 10 most recent summer and winter games.

The IOC is hoping for a deal totaling more than $4 billion for four Olympics, beginning with the Sochi, Russia, Winter Games in 2014. That would be the biggest TV rights deal ever.

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