quote:Istanbul was getting lots of hype a year ago. I figured Tokyo would get it though. Middle East is a scary place and Spain is broke.
quote:Washington DC is bidding for 2024 and had a compelling argument for being the most powerful national capital and never hosting. Don't know if they could do it on all the tangible fronts.
quote:Turkey is not really the Middle East. Near East is the better term. Hell, it was mostly considered part of Europe up until the Ottoman Empire was dismantled post WW1.
quote:I think their bid also includes Baltimore.