Vice President Jose Ramon Fernandez, head of Cuba’s Olympic Committee, told the Communist Party daily newspaper Granma that Cuba wants to show the world how a small country can efficiently organize the event without the commercialism that tradit...
Eight U.S. cities also have submitted bids for the Olympics. They are New York, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, San Francisco,Tampa, and Washington-Baltimore.
Other cities like Madrid(Spain), London(Great Britain), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Cape Town (South Africa) also have ambitions to win the right to hold the 2012 Games.
The International Olympic Committee will choose a host city in fall 2005.
The 112th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be held in Moscow from 13 to 16 July 2001. During this Session, the IOC will take two landmark votes: to elect the host city of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 on 13 July and to elect a new IOC President on 16 July.