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Five bid for 2004 Games: Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee in Lausanne yesterday chose Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome and Stockholm as the five candidates to host the 2004 summer Games.

The cities, chosen from 11 cities, will go forward to a vote of the full IOC session on 5 September, also in Lausanne.

The unlucky candidates were Istanbul, Lille, Rio de Janeiro, San Juan in Puerto Rico, Seville and St Petersburg.