Lot 8153: Unsuccessful Olympic Bid Publications
18th July 2019
Fascinating collection of publications and documents associated with unsuccessful bids for the Olympics from cities around the globe, including: a press kit for Anchorage's bid for the 1994 Winter Olympics, containing press releases, photographs, and flyers; a package of information for Toronto's bid for the 1996 Summer Olympics, including a spiral-bound summary report, thick softcover publication describing proposed venues, and two brochures; a slipcased three-volume set of softcover books for Istanbul's bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics; a slipcased single-volume hardcover book for Brasilia's bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics; and a slipcased three-volume set of binders for Berlin's bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics. In overall very good to fine condition, with edgewear to the Berlin 2000 slipcase. These interesting publications reveal the complex and competitive process involved in securing an Olympic bid, and offer an intriguing glimpse into 'what could have been' had different host cities been chosen.
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