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  • 2014 Winter Games race a dead-heat: experts


    In an index of 11 main criteria drawn up by the Around the Rings (ATR) Web site (, which specializes in the Olympic movement, the three cities are tied for the first time, each with 83 points out of a maximum 110.

    Salzburg had led through the two-year campaign but concerns raised in an IOC evaluation report had allowed the two others to catch up just in time, ATR said.

    ATR said its index was based on multiple visits by its correspondents to the cities over the past two years and coverage of their presentations around the globe.

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