New York hoping substitute plan works out
NEW YORK -- The role of underdog doesn't come naturally to a city that calls itself "The Capital of the World," but that is how New York's Olympic boosters are casting themselves as they scramble to recover from a setback that nearly wrecked their bid for the 2012 Summer Games.
The campaign, launched in 1994, seemed doomed when a
three-member state committee rejected plans for a new, showcase
stadium in Manhattan -- just a month before the International
Olympic Committee meeting ...
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