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New York delegation dismayed

Updated: July 6, 2005, 3:45 PM ET
Associated Press

Madrid residents and Muscovites erupted with hoots, whistles, insults and boos. Parisians folded up French flags and emptied ice buckets of victory champagne. New Yorkers stared silently down at subway platforms.

Deflated, dismayed and downright depressed, people in the four cities who lost out to London on Wednesday in the battle to host the 2012 Summer Olympics found themselves coping with the agony of defeat.

In Moscow, the first of the four also-rans to be eliminated, some people ...

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